Shanta’s education in art started when she attended University in Florence Italy and studied Art History. She was able to see many of the pieces classic pieces they studied in person. It was a very formative experience for her. While in Europe, she also discovered a Modern Art Museum in Munich (no longer there apparently as it can’t be found online) that completely changed her life and she fell in love with that abstract, modern aesthetic. This ignited her creativity, and she started a self-study of art techniques starting with watercolor. She worked with this as her only medium for many years years and began showing in galleries and art shows and selling pieces. While she enjoyed this, it felt like a limited expression of what she really wanted to create and communicate. She wanted to paint bold, abstract paintings that hint of a universe beyond the day-to-day realities we are constantly confronted with. So more recently, she began to work with acrylics and creating abstract paintings where she finally is expressing how and what she envisioned. She has become an intuitive painter letting the painting reveal itself rather than having an exact idea or picture in her mind and trying to replicate it. It is more of a spiritual process wherein she communicates with the art and the spiritual world and does her best to work with what it wants to reveal.