Shanta Ranee is a mixed race artist who describes herself as a global nomad, a result of having moved internationally nine times. Born in South Wales, her family emigrated to Hong Kong when she was a toddler and she spent most of her life in South East Asia. There, she started her career in the food and beverage industry but art was always her calling. Several countries later, with a BA in Fine Art and a Master's in Curating, she taught in the UK as a lecturer in art and design. Whether it be art exhibitions or community events, Shanta has always had a passion for bringing people together and now at the age of fifty six, she is embarking on a new endeavour in yet another country.