Hello there—I’m Shana, but my friends call me Fanny.
I’m a Virginia-born artist who has been creating across many mediums since childhood. I’ve always had an incredible passion for illustrating and painting, but turned toward it as a calming outlet for grief after the death of my firstborn son. I enjoy everything about the creation process—from thinking about materials and composition, to interpreting colors and shapes from daily life, to the tactile and visual satisfactions of seeing something through completion. We all need a sense of meaningful quietness in the world, and creating is mine. I currently live in Richmond, Virginia with my partner Matt, son Hue, and the warmth and color of our late son October.