The Irish-German artist Shannon Pyper studied fashion graphics and design at the German Master School of Fashion in Munich. Afterward, she worked for many years as a designer for domestic and foreign productions. Since 2002 she has been working as a freelance artist and has brought her style to perfection. Her work reflects her great fascination for costume and style history. The art of fashion illustration has been her passion since her early youth. Free painting is also a big part of her artistic work. Largely influenced by the art of the early 20th century, abstract and impressionistic elements flow into her work.
We recently caught up with Shannon after High Art 2023 to learn more about her inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Old movies, costume history, Listening to music and having a nice glass of wine.
Why do you do what you do?
Because I love it and it makes me happy
What art/artist do you most identify with?
Rene Gruau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
What themes do you pursue the most?
Fashion, Portrait and semirealistic stuff
What role does an artist have in society?
touches the feelings of people. Art reflects the zeitgeist of a society.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
Art makes the world go around. As long there is a pencil and a drawing paper things can`t be that bad.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
listen carefully to your subconscious
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
What's the best thing about being an artist?
You can surprise yourself
What is your dream project?
There are so many....-