Abstract Art | Coral and Navy | Small Painting | Art on Wood | Acrylic Painting | Handmade Art | 5"x7" Painting "La Distanza"


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This is an original painting from my series, Descant. Each painting in this series serves as an emotional self portrait, using color and reference to weather and landscape to evoke feeling. Why do I focus so much on the emotional self portrait? Because I think it's amazing that out of all the things that make us who we are, our feelings, which we experience every day, are one of the only things that every single person in the world has in common. I want to tap into that connection and help us feel in tune with one another.They are made using a variety of techniques including brushes, sponges, and knives.

This painting is acrylic on 5"x7" wood panel and arrives ready to hang, wired and with edges finished. This is professional gallery standard and it means you don't have to frame it. This saves you money and hassle.

Each one of my paintings is original and one of a kind. I hold a BFA in Studio Art, and every piece is made by me using high quality professional level paint, mediums, canvas, and wood panels, and takes up to several weeks to make. I don't make reproductions (prints, postcards, etc), so when you buy one of my paintings, you know that you are the only person in the world who has your piece.All are signed by the artist in archival, acid-free ink and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

Art is an investment, and you can have confidence when you buy from Shanahan Fine Art that you are making the right choice, because I offer free returns and exchanges. Buy the piece, and if it doesn't look the way you expected in your space, you can return it or exchange it for another.

Original art makes a great gift for Christmas, birthday, anniversary, or just because! Sure to delight any lover of one of a kind handmade items. Also use art to personalize your business or office and help your customers feel at home.

Want more than one? Send me a convo and I'll give you a 20% discount.

All items now ship FREE. The price you see is the full cost of the painting.

Every one of my paintings is fun for me to make. I hope that they will be a warm and beautiful addition to your home. Thank you for making it possible for me to do what I love!

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Shipping & Policies

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Shipping from United States

My official policy is that regular items will ship within five days simply because I'm a working mom and this gives me a little wiggle room in case things get hectic. However, most of the time I will ship more promptly than this, and I am willing and able to work with you, so if you need something for a specific date, just check with me ahead of time. For custom items, please check with me.

I will provide tracking numbers and insurance.

Please keep in mind that some larger items must be shipped using special services and therefore international orders on these may incur additional shipping costs.


Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

If you accidentally receive something that isn't what you expected, let me know and I'll replace it or you can ship it back for a refund of the price, but I unfortunately cannot cover return shipping costs at this time.

If you receive an item that is damaged or your order is lost in transit, it will be covered by insurance and refunded.


I do hold open studios and attend shows. If there is a piece you're interested in but would like to see it in person, check with me. I'll either let you know what shows I have coming up or set up a time for you to visit the studio.

When in doubt, always contact me! I will always do my very best to resolve your problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Here's how it works: you tell me what you need - budget/size (these go hand in hand as my work is priced by the square inch), colors, and anything else you'd like, such as add-ons like snakeskin, glass, etc. If you have a specific place you want to hang it, you can also send me pictures of the room so I know what to aim for. Once we've agreed on all of that, you send a 50% deposit for me to start work. I'll take two weeks to a month to start your painting, and I'll send you pictures once I'm close to done. Then you can tell me any changes you'd like to make (more red! add charcoal! whatever you want). When you're happy, you pay the remaining 50% and I'll ship your piece.

Custom usually costs 1.5x the an existing piece of the same size.

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