A moment of contemplation and introspection – a chance to reset. Constructed environments and recorded moments, real and imagined, reveal reflections on the past and hopes for the future.

The background of this mixed media encaustic painting is made up of a variety of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, letters and more. They quietly peek out in sections of the painting and are completely obscured in other areas. This is a mixed media encaustic painting with an image transfers. Portions of the trees have been painted gold and catch the light at different angles. This painting is on a cradled birch wood panel with black sides and is ready to hang.

This painting has been exhibited at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA and the San Luis Obispo Museum in San Luis Obispo, CA.

- Shannon Amidon

The Space Between

Encaustic artwork on wood

Signed on back

36" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 5 oz.



Shannon Amidon
San Jose, California

Getting to Know Shannon

Shannon’s artwork is made with encaustic (molten beeswax) and collaged vintage paper–old letters, maps, book pages, report cards, and other paper bits she finds in antique stores or at estate sales. The repurposing of these often ephemeral materials gives each piece a history beyond itself, and adds to the personal nature of the art. Shannon works in a studio behind her home, in a garage which she converted herself. She also makes her own eco-friendly encaustic and oils. “The environment is very important to me, so I use natural earth pigments,” says Shannon. Her love of nature comes across in the motifs she selects, hinting at both the wonder and delicacy of the cycle of life.