i sold a print of this last year. i’d love to sell more prints or greeting cards of this image “Fish Eye Flower” A lovely flower I found on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA USA. I used a fish eye lens for this to enchance the shape of this plant. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/fish-eye-flower-shannon-kringen.html
a lot of those who live near #Gaza on either side of this war have PTSD
i will say i think a lot of those who live near #Gaza on either side of this war have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and maybe that is why people say and do such crazy violent things to each other and believe they are “right” no matter what. it’s DELUSIONAL thinking.
ON #GAZA: this whole labeling “us verses them” is so fake: PEOPLE SUFFERING AND DYING IS SO AWFUL AND IT’S INHUMAN TO NOT CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING INJURED AND KILLED IN THIS STUPID WAR!
NO ONE DESERVES TO BE BOMBED ON EITHER SIDE.
IT’S DENIAL TO STAND WITH VIOLENCE.
I DO NOT STAND WITH EITHER SIDE’S VIOLENT ACTIONS. I STAND WITH ANY PERSON FROM ANYWHERE WHO WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE LIVE AND STAY ALIVE AND HAVE WATER TO DRINK AND FOOD TO EAT and a home to live in. think of the plants and animals in Gaza too! if any have survived?
and yet i can see why people get angry with each other on both sides. and i find it very upsetting that in the in USA the news about Gaza is almost always slanted to tell us in the USA that Israel is right to bomb people in Gaza. i do not agree. attacking does not help anyone on either side no matter who does it and no matter why they are doing it. WHAT I DO BELIEVE IN IS HUMANITARIAN AID BEING SENT TO GAZA.
i SOLD a print of this recently. Seattle Skied by Shannon Kringen. Prints for Sale. you can buy prints here: http://shannon-kringen.artistwebsites.com/featured/seattle-skied-shannon-kringen.html OR DIRECTLY FROM ME JUST ASK THANKS!
a collage of the paintings of me from a 12 hour pose i did. 2 days in a row of a six hour pose.
Art Model Shannon Kringen
Modeling since 1992.
“Shannon is a serious model. She shows up on time, works together with me to find the right attitude of the pose,
is enthusiastic and committed to the long haul. She is great in every way. Professional, creative and so very nice to work with!”
“When I think of Shannon, I know that I am lucky to know her, and even more importantly,
It is always great when I have the chance to work with her as my model. I enjoy listening to her when she tells me about her projects
and what she might be doing with her art. I have been drawing nude people in classes and also drawing groups since I was in high school,
so that’s about 15 years for me at this point. I think that Shannon might have been one of the first people that I worked with at a young age.
As my experience as a draftsman has developed I have found that the model does make a difference in my drawings.
In my really good drawings I believe there is some type of psychological connection that the drawing speaks
of long after I have drawn the image. The way the model sits and the aura that one projects is mainly where
this psychology must be interpreted. Shannon is one of those models who’s body language isn’t a facade,
she is pure at heart and can’t really hide what is on her mind, and you can tell. I find that it becomes evident in my drawings
when working with her. As an observer I have always been interested in Shannon’s work, from her video based
cable access TV show that was always so cool to the shoes she paints,
I find it very stimulating the way she interprets the world and the ideas that she is working through”
“A font of creativity and the Queen of Seattle figure models, Shannon has worked with leading artists in the Seattle area for years,
is the subject of innumerable paintings and drawings, and she is compelling, inventive, and truly professional.
Rare indeed is the Seattle-trained figurative artist who has not drawn her. I have worked with Shannon in a quite number of my college
and private figure classes, and I can strongly recommend her work as an artists’ model.”
“I worked with Shannon for several years, hiring her regularly to model for many of the figure drawing classes that I taught.
Shannon is easy to work with and very reliable; she also has great endurance on the stand,
an important quality that is easy to take for granted. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good figure model.”
“I have used Shannon as an Art model for over ten years, and I will continue to do so in the future.
She is reliable, creative and trustworthy, a wonderful asset to the art community.”
“Shannon is a creative thinker and artist in her own right.
Her life is her canvas and she aspires to the Bauhaus ideal that an artist’s hand should touch everything in their lives.
She was always a pleasure to see in class and the students always knew how valuable she is.
I was particularly fond of her as a model, because she always presented a challenge
that I could never quite capture. Many of my students made similar comments.
An elusive muse who inspires us to do better.”
~Jon Rader Jarvis
Shannon Kringen Fine Art Model
5 foot 9
You can hire me to model for your art class.
drawing, painting, sculpture, photography.
I currently work at:
Gage Academy of Fine Art
The Art Institute of Seattle
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Cornish College of the Arts
Many different Private Art Studios
A variety of Community Colleges
tonight is the opening at the Center for Spiritual Living- Seattle where i have 3 photos hanging and for sale! 6-9pm come say hi in Seattle! last year i SOLD a photo in this same show! hoping for another sale or two this year! come and buy my art fans of mine!
5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
Art by Shannon Kringen for sale:
Shannon Kringen Art book for Sale:
i gave tori amos a third pair of hand painted shoes. (1996, 2005 and 2014. three different pairs i painted and gave to her in person.) i tried to enjoy this experience…it felt more like me just trying to “achieve a goal” i love tori’s music and admire her strength. i wish i had been able to relax and enjoy these experiences. i felt very nervous and rushed.
want me to paint your shoes?
Hand Painted Shoes http://shannonkringen.com/kringwear.htm
i feel like a WARRIOR. i am not really enjoying my life as much as i am making lists and xing off goals as i achieve them. gave tori amos hand painted shoes and took a selfie with her= CHECK. where is my heart?
Hand Painted Shoes http://shannonkringen.com/kringwear.htm
Moon Shine by Shannon Kringen photo published on the cover: Invoking Nonna by Sage Adderley https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19470616-invoking-nonna
Need a photo for your publication?
to sell art or not to sell art: is that the question? Shannon Kringen
there is nothing wrong with selling art or not selling art. every possible combination is there. talent with no sales, sales with no talent, sale with talent, no talent and no sales! personally , i want to sell as much art as i can in order to support myself and it does feel good to know people value some of my work enough to buy it. i also happily give away my photos to publish for free under Creative Commons license. i am happy my art is being useful to others. i do my art for myself AND for whoever else likes it! i think it’s important to do whatever you love with your art….i am learning as i go.
i will add it’s great when artists have steady jobs and income whether it’s their art or music that sells or a “normal” job that pays the bills. i am just saying i don’t think getting “paid” for art is selling out. (by the same token if art does not sell it does not mean it’s not of value.)
modeling has been better to me financially and physically than the more “normal” jobs i have had! i have never had an “office job” just minimum wage jobs i did not really enjoy to much.
the funnest job i had was dancing nude at the Lusty Lady in the early 90′s! i did that for 1 1/2 years.
i sell photos, paintings, hand painted shoes, i model. i do get paid in creative ways. i have not had a “normal job” since 1997 when i worked at kinkos part time and modeled on the side. i went FULL TIME as a model and artist in 1997.
Art Model Shannon Kringen
Shoe painter Shannon Kringen
Spoken Word/Experimental Music by Shannon Kringen
Video Monologues by Shannon Kringen
Abstract Expressionist Painter Shannon Kringen
Creative Photographer Shannon Kringen
Creative Writing/Spoken Word Writer Shannon Kringen
Art Resume of Shannon Kringen:
Books Self Published by Shannon Kringen
“aRt, Identity and the Sacred”
“selfies: outside the box”
Contact Shannon Kringen Goddess KRING
P O BOX 20355
Seattle, WA 98102
kringgoddess at yahoo dot com
I AM OPEN TO ANY SUPPORT I CAN RECEIVE. DONATIONS, CONNECTIONS TO GALLERIES, ART BUYERS, ETC.
Artist Shannon Kringen creates custom iPHONE cases and any mobile device skin, hand painted or print
excited to hand paint my first mobile phone cover for my friend Ann-Christin Haave in Norway who just ordered one from me! the below photo are skins designed by me for mobile devices! you can order a custom design from me for your electronic device! my paintings and photos can be added to a sticker for your device OR you can hire me to HAND PAINT onto your device! email me to work out a price (kringgoddess at yahoo dot com) or you can order cases for your phone with my aRt on it here:
My main website here: