Repaint Reporter

Repaint Reporter (v77 n1)

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Shannon MacDonald creates brilliant, energetic, hyperrealistic art that leaves her fans awestruck. Her work adorns guitars, drums, motorcycles, boats and cars; and she's renowned for her canvases, posters and illustrations that portray celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Her paintings hang at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool. She's been honored with the formal title "The World's Greatest Beatles Artist" by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and touted on television shows including Good Morning America and Oprah. To create such works of art, Shannon now paints exclusively with PPG's ENVIROBASE ® High Performance products. Shannon was introduced to PPG early on. Her father was a race car mechanic and the family garage housed paint cans wearing PPG's DITZLER ® brand name. So when Shannon painted her first car in the 1980s, a '57 Chevy, it was the familiar Ditzler brand she turned to. But Shannon's road to artistic success wasn't smooth. Although she started drawing at the age of two and won numerous awards through middle school for her work, her high school art teacher inexplicably failed her. Shaken by the experience, Shannon abandoned art and turned to music—the guitar. Eventually she started a sign company, and a friend SHANNON MACDONALD'S TALENT FOR AIRBRUSHING GAINS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION PPG SPOTLIGHT AIRBRUSH

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