Shannon Smith was born in Urbana, IN but as a youth also lived in Swayzee and Fountain City. She’s always loved the vivid colors in nature and discovered early on that God had given her a gift in art. She studied art at Anderson University where she received her degree in Art Education. She taught elementary art for 2 years and then gave birth to her first child. With her 4 children now in school, she’s setting up a studio in her home and looking forward to many more paintings. To her, painting, is a form of worship and obedience in using the gifts He has given her.