• Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc.

    If you are interested in woodcraft, the Guild is for you.
    Activities include:
    TURNING
    FURNITURE MAKING
    TOOL APPRECIATION
    TOY MAKING
    CARVING
    SCROLL SAW
    PYROGRAPHY

    Read more...
  • Featured workshop
    Members Champ R Barfoed
    Members Champ R Barfoed

    The Guild holds an Annual Exhibition so that members can show their work to colleagues and the public. By subnitting their work to critical evaluation by professional judges, members are able to improve the disign, construction methods and finish of craftwork.

    Read more...
  • Get in Touch

    The Woodcraft Guild ACT
    PO Box 1411
    Woden ACT 2606

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Shannon Henry – Artist with a burning passion

Shannon Eagle peoples choice

I have painted and drawn for as long as I can remember. Initially  painting with oils or water-colour  then for the last 20 years using artists acrylics.

While my children were in Primary school I began teaching adults and children’s art/folk art classes from my home studio and after-school art classes at their school. My home based classes continue today, 20 years on. Some of my students have continued with me from aged 10 through to their University/work lives.

During this time  I undertook the planning and implementation of  murals at St Gregory’s Lowe St and MacQuoid St campuses in Queanbeyan. The second, larger mural involved the complete project management, planning and implementation process teaching 40 students art techniques for all aspects of the mural and supervising their painting schedule with my 5 adult volunteer  assistant teachers. The whole project took one year from planning, preparation of the surfaces, students introductory classes, design, painting and completion – a most rewarding project which is now, unfortunately, not visible to the public except by special request  due to building  alterations.

Some years ago I was exposed to Pyrography (burning a design onto timber). After many synchronistic experiences I joined the ACT Woodcraft Guild in 2010 and exhibited in the Guild’s Annual Exhibition since then receiving many awards is Pyrography.

Unlike my paintings or drawings  which are landscapes or portraits,  my Pyrographed pieces are all totemic wildlife pieces and are developed mostly from my own photos from one of my families many camping trips into and around this amazing country.

Since then I have completed private commission works, exhibited at the 2011 South Queanbeyan Primary School Exhibition featuring 40 local artists, completed pyrographed calligraphy commissioned work for Dunstone Design and a permanent major commissioned piece for the new Queanbeyan Library and won the Peoples Choice Award for the 2012 Palerang Shire Art Awards.

Click on a photo to enlarge and scroll through the portfolio

 Back to Member’s Work

Photographs of Shannon's work

S Henry frill neck 2012
S Henry frill neck 2012
S Henry words 2012
S Henry words 2012
Shannon H 1st 2010
Shannon H 1st 2010
Shannon H 2nd 2012
Shannon H 2nd 2012
Shannon H butterfly 2011
Shannon H butterfly 2011
Shannon H Eagle 1st 2012
Shannon H Eagle 1st 2012
Shannon H Lizard 2011
Shannon H Lizard 2011
Shannon H platypus 2011
Shannon H platypus 2011
Shannon H trout 2011
Shannon H trout 2011