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Shannon McDonald


 

Author

Sharon Shuttleworth

Artist and Personal Assistant to Lola the Little Goat

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Shannon McDonald

Author

As an Early Childhood Educator, Shannon's career centered around children and supporting inclusion in schools. She now lives in British Columbia with her husband enjoying the outdoors. This is her first children's book.

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Sharon Shuttleworth

Artist

Sharon began painting in 2000, and is largely self-taught. Her preferred medium is acrylic painting exploring water colour and dabbing in oil.

She is a former farmer which is how Lola came into her life. Familiar with the sad fate of many farm orphans, she and her husband Wayne, took in the weakest of the twins, Lola while Sad Gary went to another family for a while. They devoted February 2021 keeping Lola alive, never intending on keeping her but Sharon got very attached and couldn't let her go.  As with a lot of people during Covid, Sharon found herself struggling emotionally. She is very indebted to Lola for making 2021 more bearable and much more fun. She couldn't have done it without Wayne who wholeheartedly dove into being a Goat Dad.

Sharon and Wayne now live in the city but visit Lola and Gary often at the goats' new home at the Alice Sanctuary near Airdrie, AB

Sharon has done over 200 paintings but this is her first foray into publishing a book.

 

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