The falls of halladale

The Falls of Halladale

Piece description from the artist

From a series of paintings commissioned for the fictitious Nauticarum Societatis Occultae — a secret society that venerates ships, shipwrecks, and those lost at sea.

Falls of Halladale
Year Lost: 1908

Nationality: British
purpose: transport
type: Four-Masted bark
material: iron hull
propulsion: sailing ship
date built: 1886
status: 3 to 15 metres down
weight (tons): 2085
dimensions: 83,88 × 12,68 × 7,28 m
builder: Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
last owner:
1 Law Thomas, Shire Line (Thomas Law & Co.), Glasgow
Falls Of Halladale
period: - ~ 1908
prev. owners:
2 Falls Line (Wright Graham & Breakenridge), Glasgow
Falls Of Halladale
period: 1886 ~ -
captain: Capt. D. W. Thomson
Cause lost: ran aground (wrecked)
date lost: 14/11/1908
casualties: None
Location: near Peterborough, Victoria on shipwreck coast

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About Shanon Playford

Portland, OR

Owing to an interest in art history and contemporary culture, Shanon Playford is something of a painting chameleon. She allows her ideas (or subjects) to dictate the style and approach taken for each new series. Her work demonstrates an unstoppable curiosity for the “what if." Embracing inconsistency as her signature style, she identifies herself as a project/theme-oriented artist. Shanon works primarily in oil. She infuses her work with a keen knowledge of – and playful irreverence to – traditional skills and techniques.

Having decided she wanted to be an artist in kindergarten, she has been steadily painting & drawing ever since. Shanon graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997 and studied at the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. She lives and paints in her native Portland, Oregon were she co-founded The Portland Art Open, a three day citywide event, whose goal is to make art fun, interesting, and accessible.

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