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. 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 are evident in her work.
Dimmick's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including in: Art and the Animal, Arts for the Parks, Birds in Art, Endangered Species: Flora & Fauna in Peril at the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Wildlife, and The Nature Company. 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. Through her work, she hopes to share an appreciation for all things wild.