Shannon Elyse



Art Instructor

Public School Educator


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.    

  -Pablo Picasso

Shannon Elyse Curry was born in Carmel, California. She earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and Art History as an honors scholar at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.  Moving around the globe as the daughter of a career Naval Officer shaped her art and creative sensibilities.  Shannon is a jazz artist and musician, book cover illustrator, Hillsborough County School muralists, painter, educator and sought-after artist for commissioned work. Shannon works in many artistic mediums.
In the studio

Shannon Elyse


As a certified teacher in Art K-12 and ESE K-12,  Shannon Elyse offers a wide variety of artistic and creative experiences tailored to  both children and adults. Shannon has taught art and exceptional education for over ten years and is keenly focused on the benefits of artistic expression for students receiving exceptional education services. She has focused much of her work on intersections between the arts and student achievement.   

Complete Artist Statement and Gallery of  works furnished upon serious inquiry. 



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