Shannon Claver was born and raised in Idaho Falls. She married her high school sweetheart and moved with him to North Carolina when he joined the United States Air Force. They lived there for 6 whirlwind years and had two beautiful baby girls. They chose to move back to Idaho to raise their family and to pursue their careers.
Shannon has always been interested in the versatility of fine art. Throughout junior high and high school she spent her summers working in the summer arts program at the Idaho Falls Arts Council. One of her favorite events was assisting with the first Roaring Youth Jam. This experience, along with years of volunteering in classrooms, working as a classroom aide, a P.E. para-professional and a Title 1 aide, confirmed her interest in attending college to major in the arts and education at Idaho State University.
Shannon loves to paint nature scenes with watercolor on her beautifully unique handmade paper. She has many other hobbies, including camping, hiking and exploring the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. She enjoys spending time in her wonderful home that sits on 1 acre. It is always bustling with activity, with her 11 and 9-year-old girls, five dogs, three cats, three goats, one turtle and five chickens!
Shannon is so excited to explore the world of art with her students, and she is absolutely thrilled to be a member of the Alturas family!