Shannon Purcell is a painter who lives and works in Northampton, Ma. He studied fine arts and art history at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He then apprenticed with painter David Addison Small learning the classical Flemish technique using oil/egg tempera emulsion.
“When I was a child my family spent a lot of time on Mt. Tom and the Connecticut River. Summer nights at Mountain Park, boating, hiking, skiing down Mt. Tom in the winter: the land became a truly magical, important place for me. In this piece I wanted to merge and juxtapose the vastness of the land I remember with my current, more intimate portrait work.”