Shannon Astolfi is an abstract painter living in New England. She received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts and an MLIS from Simmons College. She has shown work and participated in creative projects across North America.
I paint habitats, real and imagined, formed organically and spontaneously on paper. My recent work captures the line of the horizon, the shape of the land, and the color of the atmosphere in my home environment, New England. For several years, I have been exploring the idea of personal identification with a geographic environment, how we adopt the features and atmosphere of a locale as part of our identity.