Shantael Sleight was born in Alberta, Canada and grew up in the prairies. She has always been drawn to creative expression and exploration through theatre, craft and visual art. Since completing her BFA at Alberta University of the Arts (formally Alberta College of Art & Design) in 2002, Shantael has maintained a studio practice continuing her exploration of the interconnection between the natural world and the human experience.  Focused on getting beneath the surface and moving from an intellectual to a visceral experience, Shantael applies concentrated layers of color with translucent glazes and scrapes away areas allowing detail, movement and pattern to emerge.  She currently lives in Victoria, BC and is grateful to have a studio not far from water, trees and nature.

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