Shane Dimmick was born and raised in Wyoming where frequent trips to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks made a lasting impression on her. She expressed this early passion for the natural world through drawing and study, which led to a degree in biology and a career in illustration and wildlife painting. Field trips and her own backyard, now in the mountains of Colorado, provide her with an array of subjects and a glimpse into their lives.
Dimmick enjoys portraying wildlife as individuals with their own stories, or connecting them to a piece of the past to tell a story of both animal and human. She often emphasizes the animal itself to convey a particular mood, quality, or personality, bringing us face-to-face with nature. Shane's genuine regard for her subjects, her knowledge complemented with imagination, and her sense of design and detail help her create intimate portraits that take wildlife beyond conventional stereotypes.
Dimmick's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Art and the Animal (California Academy of Sciences, Denver Museum of Natural History, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, et al.); Arts for the Parks (Jackson Hole, WY); Birds in Art (Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm); Endangered Species: Flora & Fauna in Peril (U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, DC, Wildling Art Museum, CA, Wildlife Experience Museum, CO); National Wildlife Federation (VA); and Paint the Parks (Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park).
She is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and has won its Award of Excellence. Her work is in numerous private and public collections and in three books on both art and wildlife. Her prints and cards have helped raise substantial funds benefiting conservation/humane organizations. Through her work she hopes to share an appreciation for all things wild, a concern for what we are losing, and to remind us that animals, too, are capable of experiencing a diversity of feelings.