Friday, May 2, 2008


Welcome to October Illustrations. The pieces displayed here are works I've finished in the past few years and none of them would have been possible without the support, inspiration, tolerance, company and friendship of some folks very, very dear to my heart and soul. So, thank you, my friends and my father. My most potent artistic influences have been: Maxfield Parrish, Tim Burton, Arthur Rackham, Maurice Sendak, Stephen Gammell, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, and Gris Grimly. My work and any success that I've had with it owes these guys a great deal of gratitude. I hope that you find something here that you enjoy. I feel blessed that am able to do this work and I hope I never stop learning. Thank you for stopping by, take care of yourself and laugh as often as humanly possible.
Shannon Stamey

"Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."