“Butter Me Up” by Shannon Runquist – Image: HortonHayes.com
Shannon Runquist paints the coolest paintings. Other than landscapes and figures I always look forward to her still lifes. They are often whimsical, or reminiscent of days gone by, one I remember a cool old typewriter… They have character. This collection of paintings was done for the Palatte and Palate Stroll, where local chefs are paired with galleries for some fabulous art and tasty food (see information below)… it’s TONIGHT! (Check out the painting entitled “Pigs in a Blanket” – how creative!) I wish them much success! If you don’t have tickets for this event, then check out the Horton Hayes website to see more of Shannon’s paintings. Head on down to the gallery if you’re in town. (Note: you must have tickets for the Palatte and Palate Stroll). Horton Hayes Gallery is full of fabulous artists… every single one of them is beyond amazing and worth any effort to get there and check out their work!
I recently heard Shannon being interviewed on public radio, it was like listening to an old friend talk. Very good interview!
“Summertime” by Shannon Runquist – Image: HortonHayes.com
Don’t you just love this painting? “Summertime” epitomizes summer in Charleston… You need tea and cool air to survive!
Here’s a blip about Shannon from the Horton Hayes website (click link to read more):
Shannon Runquist was born is Savannah, Georgia and has spent most of her life in the South. She has lived on St. Simons Island, Georgia and currently resides in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and spends summers on Cape Cod. Spending time near the shore, she has developed a great love for coastal regions and the elements that define them. She has painted and studied in Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Runquist has participated in many national and international exhibitions including consecutive years at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the Salon International. She enjoys traveling and painting en plein air as well as working in her home studio. Her paintings hang in both corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Artist’s Statement: “I would like for my paintings to convey a timeless aesthetic. They are often an extension of an emotion at the time I am painting but I hope my work remains ambiguous. I paint what is familiar to me, what I have collected or a place I have been. My favorite paintings are ones that tell a story but leave a little mystery for the viewer.”
Here’s a blip from CharlestonFineArtDealersAssociation.com
Catch you back here tomorrow!