What lies beyond what appears to be and the True meaning of Life inspire my artwork. I choose nature, sky, air, and water to perceive finite reality; and the indescribable celestial realm to point to the infinite and eternal oneness. Grounded by the horizon – with wax, fire, and brush in hand – I am free to explore Spirit beyond the physical realm. At some point one gives way to another. The horizon blurs and boundaries dissolve. A feeling, emotion, or simple knowing surface and the artwork reveals its message. This is when I know the painting is complete.

Treasured Imperfection

The weathered patina and texture of nature’s elements are rare, one-of-a-kind, and precious because of time. Treasured Imperfection is integral to each Peace Waters work of art.

The Artist’s Hand

Every detail of Peace Waters artwork is touched by the Artist’s hand. When we view original artwork, something stirs within us, awakens us, and beckons us to linger a moment longer in a shared experience with the Artist. This is the gift of art — Uniting and enlightening — Why we create and share.

In Synergy with Spirit and Nature

Shima Shanti works in Encaustic, the ancient art of painting with beeswax. Beeswax and its forgiving, playful, and independent qualities inspire Shima’s free spirit and her eye for beauty. Her works reveal realistic and mystical harmony in the flow and fusion of molten beeswax. Similar to life, layers of beeswax and moments in time fuse one upon the other, revealing life’s journey.


Depth-created hue. Tone on tone contrast. Neutrality. The absence of color. Rough yet refined texture. Treasured imperfection. Patina created from age and weather. These are the recurring themes that define my work.