Hi, I am Sonya Shannon.
I am a visionary artist and author based in Colorado Springs, USA. I invented my own artistic process using photography and hundreds of layers of hand-painted and photographic effects. A lifetime of artistic development culminated in the Higher Self Portraits, which you see on this site. I am proud and grateful to offer them to you today.
Learning to transcribe angelic messages into "visual medicine" took decades. From a humble pencil, I learned hand-animation and by 1982, pioneered in 3-D computer animation. I worked in special effects (yes, a Star Trek movie!) and went on to teach some of todays leading digital animators at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute in New York City.
In 2014, I returned to fine art. I created a popular divination deck, the Transformation Oracle, and exhibited at metaphysical fairs. People asked how they could appear in my artwork. Through spirit's guidance, I launched Higher Self Portraits.
To my Higher Self Portrait patrons, I am beyond grateful for your commissions. To all my fans, I embrace your support and offer deep thanks. My dream is to live as a full-time artist, serving at the highest level possible, creating legacies that will long outlive us all. I remain forever yours, in service to the Divine.