I spotted this fellow on New Year’s Day, 2010. He was fishing off the pier in Capitola By The Sea, California. I took one look at his face and knew I had to paint his portrait.
When I asked his permission and his name, he told me it was St. Francis.
And while that sounds funny now, I truly believe him. For he inspired much writing, musical compositions and more paintings. Painting this portrait turned in to a profoundly beautiful experience.
All Images Are © Shannon Grissom
Shannon Grissom Artist Bio
Shannon Grissom has been called the Sock Monkey Lady. Maybe that’s because Shannon has a line of Sock Monkey golf club headcovers that are carried on tour by six LPGA pros. But that’s only one color in her crayon box, and Shannon likes to create with them all. The rest of the time, Shannon is an artist, television producer/host, songwriter, author and goofball who carries her camera with her everywhere she goes.
Blog / Website: http://shannongrissom.info