Shanti moved to Edmonton from Byron Bay, Australia in 2011, where she facilitated community and public art projects, whilst maintaining her own art practice, with exhibitions and private commissions. Now living in Edmonton, she enjoys painting from home, while her cat Jingles likes to sit in the studio next to her on a chair while she paints.
Shanti says what she loves most about working at The Paint Spot is helping customers find what they need and just being surrounded by so many luscious art supplies all day, as well as getting to demo some of them in the store.
Her most recent exhibition was a body of mixed media artwork with a Moroccan theme, (some of which are still for sale at The Paint Spot). She also has an online Etsy art store called, ‘TheShantiStudio’.
Currently she is busy painting in a new intuitive acrylic painting style and is excited to be teaching her first Intuitive Painting Retreat in January 2018 at the Artelier Studio. This latest workshop melds together all her past experience as an artist and art facilitator, inspiring others to let go of the inner critic and have fun exploring new expressive mark making and translucent painting techniques. She welcomes private commissions and is happy to answer phone enquiries about the intuitive painting workshop.
The Paint Spot had recently expanded to a second location for workshops. Artelier Studios is located at 10007 80 Avenue, Edmonton AB.