This painting was inspired by the cycles of life and how quickly they seem to pass at times. A young child growing up and pushing for independence, an elderly parent losing their independence.  There is so much beauty, pain and hope as a life is just beginning to blossom or is in its final season.

This is a mixed media encaustic painting with an image transfer on a cradled birch wood panel with finished black edges. The tips of some of the branches have been painted with gold. It is wired and ready to hang.

- Shannon Amidon

Wishing for More Time

Encaustic artwork on wood

Signed on back

12" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 8 oz.



Shannon Amidon
Portland, Oregon

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.