(aka Reina Shona)
I’m a wife, mother and a professional studio artist.
LaShona began drawing at a young age. Her first drawing was a war scene and she has not stopped drawing since. As she matured and entered high school, her artistic skills developed and evolved into something that provided a hint to her future. In 2003, she attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. She graduated with her BA in Studio Art in 2007. LaShona is a wife and mother of 4 children, and though her schedule is tight, she still finds time to complete artworks for clients. LaShona has been featured in RAW Tulsa in Oklahoma, April 2012. And in Roxbury Open Studios in Massachusetts, October 7, 2013.
LINK TO MY RAW ARTIST PAGE
I pull inspiration from everyday life, nature, cracks in the road, chipped paint, rusty metal or anything that looks worn out. My kids also inspire me because they always want me to draw or paint their favorite cartoon characters. Although art is my escape, sometimes I don’t have the energy to work on anything, BUT my husband and even my children pull the Artist out of me and I get right to work and I love every minute of it!
WHAT MAKES MY WORLD GO ROUND
God, family, friends, my passion- mime dance, hip-hop dance, abstract art, Norman Rockwell, Salvador Dali, photography, oil paint, new paint brushes :-), a variety of ceramicists, good music, inspirational books & leaders, clay…clay…& MORE CLAY!!
Born in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in El Paso, TX and Boston, MA, LaShona came to know Christ at an early age. She always had the desire to dance. In 1990, she ministered her first pantomime at Church of God of Prophecy, Boston, MA, under the leadership of Bishop James Peters. In 2002, she attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. In 2007, she graduated with her Bachelors of Art in Studio Art. In 2009, she ministered in the dance ministry called Wings, at Transformation Church: Greenwood (formerly Greenwood Christian Center), Tulsa, Ok, under the leadership of Bishop Gary and Pastor Debbie McIntosh. It was the first time LaShona ministered through praise dance. And even though she was dancing, she felt like she was not operating in her spot. In September 26, 2010, LaShona was introduced to the mime ministry under the teaching of Nysheah Broadwater, also known as Heaven’s Mime. After taking the School of the Arts twelve week class at Transformation Church Greenwood, LaShona began walking in her spot. She taught her first mime class January 15, 2012. LaShona was previously a part of a mime group called, Virtuous Mime Ministry, which consist of two other members, Lewana Harris and Patricia Ortiz. LaShona has also started her mime solo ministry called Motion Praise.
Please get in touch with me for additional information about artwork or mime.
If you’re interested in my artwork, please check out my portfolio or leave me a message if you’re interested in purchasing.