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Lumenhorse Studio


Playful light-emitting sculptures that seem to hover are made here, among other delightful, curvaceous sculptures, at Lumenhorse Studio on Pinneo Road, studio #14 in our studio tour guide.

Though I’ve been an artist for over 35 years, it seems I’ve only scratched the surface of possibilities. Working here on Orcas Island in a light-filled studio of my own making continues to have a profound effect on these ever-evolving forms. New imaginings arrive from nature, and by invitation to create light-emitting sculptures for architectural spaces.

You’ll find my studio in a meadow at the edge of the woods, filled with colorful, glowing creatures, along with the materials and tools with which they’re made. I’ll be sharing the lush palette I’ve cultivated over several decades of artistry: light, paper, metal, wood, natural oils and resins, beeswax and exquisite pigments. Your inner child will be delighted you came to visit!”

Shannon Belthor

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Releasing Sunflitten, from the Skyhull series
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Waters of Mothers, from the Seedpod series

Dive into Shannon’s Orcas Island story and studio process at and on Instagram, then come see the real thing on the studio tour.  Shannon accepts commissions and you can contact her at

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