During the COVID months, Shantella carried out a number of interviews with mixed media artists on social media. 

Each artist shares their story about their experience as a working creative and how they have overcome a number of struggles throughout their personal creative path. 


Interview with fine art photographer Simrah Rias, Simrah is a West London based artist and business woman who brakes the cultural stereotypes. She is an inspiration to young Asian women looking to take an alternative approach to life. During her interview, she discusses topics such as, "dropping out of university, business management, and more".  

Interview with African German painter Aisha. 

Based in Paris Aisha speaks about her experience as a new artist on social media and what inspires her beautiful paintings.

Aisha creates work fueled by personal experiences and her ongoing experiences as a woman of mixed heritage. 


Shantella shares her personal experiences as a Black woman living in the UK during this interview for the "Positively Black" Campaign in 2019.


At the "Magic Carpet," event in 2018 Shantella and other artists discuss the topic of Neurodiversity within the arts at Kings College London,UK.