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The first rule is: there are no rules.

Shanta Williams was born in Los Angeles, California. From 2006 to 2007, Shanta interned and worked for the department of Educational Technology at a local college.

During 2008, Shanta studied fine art and mixed media at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France. She has shown artwork at galleries in Paris, France, Camarillo, and Ventura, California.

In the winter of 2009-2010, Shanta traveled to New Zealand to study and conduct research on restorative justice (conflict management through victim, offender, and community mediation) and art.

As a presenter at the 2nd Annual Conflict Transformation Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the spring of 2010, Shanta discussed her research findings about the creative arts and restorative justice with members of JMU's campus community.

You can find Shanta's work in print, and online. She has been published, as a contributing artist, in A World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol (2015, Amazon link | Barnes & Noble link). Shanta was also a participant in the 2016 Brooklyn Library Sketchbook Project, with a professionally scanned copy of her sketchbook available for viewing on the official Sketchbook Project website. Her 2016 sketchbook is also available for viewing in-person, at the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Shanta Devi welcomes new followers on her social media Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter pages.

Comments, questions, and artwork sale inquiries can be made by email to: artlikemusic [at]

Select art prints and products of Shanta's artwork are available for purchase on her Society6 shop page. is updated, hand-coded, and designed by Shanta Devi Williams.