I am grateful for the opportunities as an art consultant & I’m privileged to help art enthusiasts & artists to discover and flourish through art.
I am at my professional best when I can show art consulting clients how art can move them to be their most unique & creative
and this is brought about through pleasant & enthused surroundings.
Likewise the re-styling of an interior so that it reflect the possibilities of the people who inhabit it, is a central desire.
Shantel Susan, Art Consultant & Interior Re-Stylist
Since childhood I have always been involved in some form of creativity and appreciation for all things arts-related. My family background includes parents both as successful creative entrepreneurs who placed an overriding importance on the love of art, music, theatre and literature in my upbringing. “There was always the emphasis growing up on the arts related side of everything – from day-to-day work to how recreational time was spent.”
My grandfather was an award winning corporate commercial artist who specialized in several visual art mediums and he was involved in branding and advertising for many business enterprises. He also completed a variety of private painting commissions for individual patrons.
This environment of high energy combined with an emphasis on expression, created the person that I am today . . this is what I enjoy.
I have always been thoroughly engaged with making any surroundings as beautiful as possible and have been raised to truly appreciate the importance of art to our daily existence and the hope, spirit and inspiration it brings . . . the lasting effects of living life well!
Shantel Susan, B.A.S., ID Dipl., Fin. Dipl.
Art Consultant & Interior Re-Stylist
Founder, Shantel’s Art & Design
Shantel Susan believes that creating inspiring and pleasant surroundings allows the occupants of any space to be at their happiest and most productive. She is committed to the idea and practice that any environment is greatly enhanced with original and decorative artwork if selected with the utmost care and with a view to the participants within the space.
To that end, Shantel created Shantel’s Art & Design Inc. with the express purposes of providing art consultation and ancillary design services to private residences, commercial establishments and other spaces.
Her assistance serves to provide art advisement for new and established spaces with close observation of the existing design and decorative elements. The desire is for inhabitants to feel inspired, encouraged and elevated with their surroundings and to reflect the very best in them.
Together with her design assistant along with a variety of allied professionals she strives to efficiently design, implement and complete client projects. Her art sources include galleries, print houses and other private sources including her Shantel’s Artist List that features a database of exclusively selected Alberta and Western Canadian artists.
Shantel’s goal is for projects to be professionally managed with timelines, updates and a process on design deliverables that can be counted on by clients. She considers the client service aspect of her business as the most important second only to the optimum in art selections and decorative advice.
She also provides Interior Re-Stying Consultation service that endeavour to help commercial clients realize the potential within their space for continued growth exhibited with an interior reflective of the values, achievements and ambitions of their company and to signify the confidence it has in its future.
Shantel’s volunteer work has included involvement with The Francis Winspear Centre for Music (fundraising), The Citadel Theatre (patron development), The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (donation solicitation and season subscription sales) and The Works Visual Arts Festival (artist placement).
Currently she is a member of the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts and Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC) and lends her name to several juror opportunities. She continuously keeps herself aware of what is occurring in the art world, locally, nationally and internationally through attendance at art auctions, art briefings and updates and other arts-related events. She engages in ongoing independent study of the art market, including attendance at the Art & Finance Briefings as hosted by Deloitte International together with following other aspects of the cultural landscape in Canada and abroad.
She also contributes extensive articles and commentary to various online sources about art & culture, design and business in relation to art.
Shantel’s educational background includes interior design and art coursework from Canada, United States and England as well as significant independent study. She holds a Degree in Business Administration, a Diploma in Interior Design and a Diploma in Finance.
An enjoyable and productive environment is one that is enhanced with artwork, selected with the greatest of care and
with a view to inspiring the participants within the space . . . Shantel Susan, Art Consultant