The intimate story of how SLCheval came to fruition is a curious one indeed. In 2018, Shannon was presented with a challenging proposition from a client. Days and weeks were spent at the drawing board, creating what she thought would fulfill her clients request. Feeling confident with her efforts, Shannon presented her renderings which were promptly stamped with a hard "no". Not letting go of her enthusiastic efforts, Shannon was intuitively reassured with her sense of creativity that, 'there is something here'. She set aside her fine art projects and went back to the drawing board. Rather than wallowing in a rejection of her work, Shannon pursued her instinct and fully embraced her initial creative notion. Weeks turned into months, the minimal became magnified, hand designed images were combined and turned into digital print technology. What emerged was nothing less than a new era, a renaissance of wall coverings underpinned by the realism Shannon is famous for. Fully embracing her instinct and love for the authentic West, this is how the flagship Tapadero Collection and SLCheval came to fruition.
Wanting to keep this creative departure separate from her fine art, a new branding was necessary for Shannon. Combining her initials with the French version of “horse”, the arrangement of SLCheval made perfect sense. Under the newly formed SLCheval, a team evolved between Shannon Lawlor & Pat Minor. With both parties being ambassadors of the authentic West, it was a natural tributary into all things SLCheval. While Shannon remains the creative force, Pat has taken the reins to bring the deeply rooted Tapadero Collection of wall coverings to your consideration.
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Shannon Lawlor - Founder & CEO, SLCheval
Pat Minor - Co Founder, SLCheval