Behind the Artist:
This month we are highlighting Shannon Roberts, one of our talented artists who’s work has contributed to the Graphique collection! Shannon gave us an inside scoop on her background and collections while working with Graphique!
Check out her amazing work!
“There is something about chalk that is simple, yet so beautiful to me. While chalk is something we’re all familiar with, it’s not what someone would typically expect to be used in an art design. That’s what I love about it the most.”
Becoming an Artist
According to Shannon, before she started doing art professionally she was a 2nd grade elementary school teacher for 5 years. It was there where she started using a chalkboard regularly – not knowing what the future would hold! She won several first place art awards in elementary school art competitions, but it wasn’t until she became a stay-at-home mom that she decided to get serious about it. Shannon started an Etsy shop in 2014 selling chalk art designs as a way to simply make some extra money on the side while raising her children. After only six months she was contacted by the first of many manufacturers who wanted to license and reproduce her work! It is still so surreal to her.
Shannon is a stay at home mom and full time artist- which can be tricky! It has been the greatest blessing for her to be able to help support her family while raising her children – who are her greatest inspiration!
Working With Graphique
Only a year after Shannon opened her Etsy shop, we reached out to her, extremely interested in licensing her chalk designs for a calendar!It has been a match made in heaven ever since.
“Graphique is truly an amazing company! Their designs are modern and vibrant with gorgeous accents. Their attention to detail in their products is truly incredible and as an artist, I have always felt such a warm and inviting working relationship with them. They truly care about their artists, and their products speak for themselves!”
“Graphique is like the Rolls Royce of stationery in my opinion” – Shannon Roberts
“Chalkboard art brings a rustic homey feel to any space. I think the pops of color and lettering I add to my designs fit right in with Graphique product lines. I can’t express how grateful and honored I am to be included among so many other amazing artists and gorgeous products!”
Shannon’s message to her fans
She would like to thank all of her fans for their continued support. Her success couldn’t have happened without you all, and it means the world to her. She’s grateful for all the artists that have inspired and continue to inspire her along this journey. To those who are on the fence about starting a journey of their own, Shannon encourages you to do it! Opportunities may be waiting until you start putting yourself and your work out there!
Thanks Shannon for all your of your incredible artwork! We are so proud to work with you as one of our Graphique artists with must-have additions to our line.