Tropical Leaves

Shantella Miller

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I am widely known as a multidisciplinary artist and educator from West London, England. 

My drawings are often based on everyday interactions in the world, and how those interactions reverberate into different areas of life.

What I most prominently observe is the connections between what is said in conversation, and how those ideas are exemplified in the people of various cultures.

My work has slight humour throughout, allowing the viewer to face society not from a literal perspective, but rather from a light-hearted approach.

My hope is to create artwork that will invoke more in-depth conversations and to further societal discourse on topics such as the environment, the female form and it’s subjugation by the public gaze, mental health, and well-being, and lastly everyday life in London. 
I believe art can be made without harming the environment, and that this practice can be done simply by careful choice of materials used.

My final acknowledgment is that art should be accessible to all, no matter your culture, status, or mental and physical abilities.

Artist Background

  • Elderly community workshop facilitator,  London 2020

  • Multimedia lecturer, Ealing College, London, 2019

  • Director and artist, @artanddemind London,  2018 - present

  • Head of art and design, "Ambitious about Autism" London, 2015 - 2019 

Exhbitions

  • Event assistant, "Best of Hounslow" community arts festival London. 2019

  • Yearly art exhibition, "Ambitious about Autism",  2014-2019 

  • "Footprints" community exhibition, Descendants London. 2013

  • '51'. Ambika P3, Baker Street, London. June 2013

  • ‘Instituted’ - Gallery West, Westminster University, London. December 2012

  • ‘Silverbond’ - London Gallery West, Harrow, London. May 2012

  • ‘Dog Chew’ - London Gallery West, Harrow, London. March 2012

  • ‘Last Minute’ - The Tent, Harrow, London. December 2011

  • ‘Success With Insects’ - The Tent, Harrow, London. May 2011

  • ‘Assange’   -  Old Gallery West, Harrow, London. December 2010

  • ‘Found Inspiration’ - Penny School Gallery, Kingston. June 2009

Education

  • Art therapy, London: 2020

  • Therapeutic art life coach, London: 2020

  • Art and Madness, London: 2019

  • Art and Design Teaching qualification, London: 2019

  • Positive behavior support London, 2018

  • Supporting special educational needs within education - Autism level 2, London: 2018

  • Art Awards. Discovery and Explore, London:  2016

  • Spanish Level 1. Barcelona: 2015

  • BA Mixed Media Fine Arts, University of Westminster, London: 2010 - 2013

  • Foundation Degree in Art and Design, Kingston College, Kingston: 2008 - 2009

  • John Ruskin’s College, London: Fine Art, Graphics, Film Studies: 2007 - 2008

  • Gumley house convent school, Fine Art, Drama, psychology, ICT.

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Currently taking part in the #skyarts portrait art weekly challenge #mypaotw all artwork above was created using the iPad pro 20 via the procreate application.

7 days of self-portraits using water-based oil paints.

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