For Shanna Trumbly, nature has been a part of her work for as long as she can remember. When she was growing up, there wasn’t much money to buy art supplies, but the Eugene artist says her mother made sure there were plenty of sticks, feathers, dried flowers and the like to incorporate in her crafts.
“Art has been an integral part of my being since I can remember,” she says. “Creating and making always seem to have been part of my journey.”
The natural world remains a constant source of inspiration, she says. Butterflies, deer, owls and more are part of “story seeds” planted in wistful daydream scenes colored by imagination. Shanna calls them “painted fables,” weaving together flora and fauna in “an unlikely but somehow tangible, believable tale.”
The bridging of daydreams to reality on canvas also builds connections on a “soul level” for viewers of her art. “There is something special that happens after the paint has dried, after the part where it is intimately my own,” Shanna says. “This is as much a part of the artistic process to me as creating the imagery.”
At Market of Choice, we are proud to bring her work to a wider audience in the form of designer collectible stickers and moon calendars. “Market of Choice was the first store I started working with when I began my wholesale line and they continue to be an amazing support,” Shanna says.
Shanna began building her creative business when she was just 19 years old, before her college studies. Among the many changes in her life, one thing has remained constant, she says. “The thread of love I feel for creating and sharing art will continue to be the heartbeat of what I do.”