An adventurous soul, Shannon is drawn to broad spectrum of human experience and culture. After a career in advertising and marketing establishing his creative abilities, he changed course in 2008 to pursue his own creative visions in an Art studio in New York City. Currently his time is spent working in precious metal refining.
A relative newcomer to the contemporary art world, Olexa's latest work is replete with strong brush strokes of bold colors, laid down with heavy impasto depicting figures and form juxtaposed to intriguing abstraction. In contrast, his earlier work is comprised mostly of watercolors and illustrations.