YSA Monthly Meeting and Demo with Shannon Grissom

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at 11am via Zoom for our monthly YSA meeting and Art Demo with Shannon Grissom


$10 members • $15 non-members



Important: In order to receive the instructions for the Zoom meeting, please be sure to click the Return to Merchant link/button in PayPal so that you will return to the page that has the Zoom Instructions.

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If you are new to Zoom and need help, email Kerby Smith a few days prior to the meeting at ysavpcom@gmail.com and he will help you get going on Zoom.

YWA may record the sessions for quality and training purposes. You will be notified before the recording starts if it is being done.



Shannon Grissom

I’m woo woo. No two ways about it.  I create in the 5th Dimension.

Whether I paint a traditional portrait or a band of sock

monkeys, my work has always contained a spiritual component. It’s not enough for me to get a likeness of the subject. I won’t stop until the spirit of the subject leaps off the canvas and speaks to you.

No matter what life offers, the intention of all of my creative expressions, is that they focus on the good.





Demo Topic:  “Painting from the Inside Out”

Shannon will demonstrate a Channeled Palette Knife piece


“Painting From the Inside Out”

Tap into Your Inner Child and Play!

When we were children we’d sit down at the table and color. We didn’t have a reference photo to copy. We didn’t have rules.  We just created.

This demo is all the wonderful things that happen when we let go, trust, and play.


Shannon’s Background

I was a late bloomer. I didn’t discover painting until I was 33! Once I finally realized I wanted to be a professional artist, I was hooked and driven. I’d get up early each day to paint for a few hours before the start of my day job. This demanding schedule was worth the effort. By 1999, I was able to leave my day job and began to create art as a full-time business. And thus began the amazing ride…

At 44 I began production of the television series, Give Your Walls Some Soul. The inspirational how-to painting show grew from an audience of one station to over 50 stations across the country. It was seen in over 10 million households, winning numerous awards. It is still airing today.

At 46, I published my children’s book Monkey Made of Sockies. From that book came a line of licensed merchandise, a coloring book, and the popular Monkey Made of Sockies golf club headcovers that have been carried on tour by several LPGA pros.

Today I am an award-winning artist, television producer/host, author, and songwriter. My artwork is licensed and sold globally, and I just launched an online art school “Painterly.”

I have come full circle with my latest project, the Sock Monkey Oracle.  It is a joyful marriage of my metaphysical and creative life.

No matter what I create, it is my mission to radiate love and to help folks pollinate their own creativity.