Shannon Taylor is a professional watercolorist based out of Oakland, California. With exception to the summer she lived in Italy (amazing), and the pursuit of her terminal degree in the UK (also pretty good), she has lived in Oakland since 2002. Her work has always focused on themes of nature, magic, and beauty, with special attention placed on detail and decorative elements. In addition to her professional practice, Shannon is also the Director of Art and Restoration at Children's Fairyland, and a Professor at the California College of the Arts. In her free time (ha) Shannon enjoys swimming, soft fabrics, and petting other people's dogs.