Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shannon McDonald: Beatles Artist

Shannon McDonald's biggest accolade is being the greatest Beatles' artist on the planet. She was in a motorcycle accident, at age 18, and decided to become a musician and had success, but veered off into painting The Beatles, and she skyrocketed as a visual artist.

She was hired by Jude Southerland Kessler to paint the cover picture of Shoulda Been There's 4th edition. It is the first book of the series. Back in 2010 she painted her perception of John Lennon at 70.  Amongst her accomplishments is the collection of 112 paintings of The Beatles housed at A Hard Day's Night Hotel in London.

Shannon McDonald was dubbed "The World's Greatest Beatles' Artist"; the Liverpool's Lord Mayor bestowed the honor. She is also the official artist of The Cavern Club, and she is a member of the club's Hall of Fame.

McDonald painted the artwork for the tribute on postage stamps of the Rocky movies. Her work has been seen on numerous TV shows including Oprah and Hard Copy.


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