Artist Shannon Watts was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. Automobiles have always fascinated him. At a young age Shannon had dreams of becoming a automotive designer. As a youngster, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars were his toys of choice. He played on the floor so much with his toy cars that the knees of his pants always had holes or patches over the holes. Shannon’s first car was his father’s family work truck, a 1968 El Camino. He has managed to hold on to the 68 El Camino and takes it to car shows on a regular basis.
He received his art training at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver Colorado. As an artist he has a wide array of styles and subjects. He has over twenty years of experience in graphic design and web design.
Shannon has gone back to his roots and love of all things automotive and created his own company, Shannon Watts Art & Design. He can be commissioned to draw a concept of your project or render a composition of your beloved ride. Any of Shannon’s illustrations can be incorporated into different products. Look for products created by Shannon in the Shop.
Shannon Watts Art & Design attends shows to draw vehicles, sell merchandise and take request for commissioned illustrations. If you would like Shannon to attend your show with his trailer and booth, contact Shannon to see if your show dates are open or visit the Event Calendar page.
If you need graphic design or webpage design Shannon can design and build nearly anything you need for your business’s success.
Shannon and Julie interviewed on the “Riverton Local Ladies” podcast. Listen to the episode!
Shannon working on an illustration at the Rocky Mountain Auto Show in Denver.