Acrylic on plywood board
Shannon is an emerging artist who comes from a strong painting family; his mother Frances Nowee, aunties Theresa Nowee and Geraldine Nowee, and his cousin-sister Serena Nowee, are all successful painters. Shannon started painting with Warlayirti in 2004, when he was 14 years old. As he reached his late teens he painted with regularity and in 2010 was involved in the New Media program to nurture his keen interest in photography. Shannon had a break from painting for 5 years and has been affected by substance misuse. In 2022, Shannon returned to the Art Centre to draw and paint, resulting in a marked increase in his confidence and engagement with his community. Painting makes him feel good.