Shannon Cross was born in Vancouver and grew up in Penticton, BC. Her formal education began in Kinesiology which led to policing in the city of Edmonton for ten years. Upon meeting her h
usband, she began living and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Her experiences in Europe - the natural landscapes, cityscapes, and vivid colours - drew her interest tow
ard painting. Shannon currently resides in Kelowna, BC with her husband and two young children.