Shahnaz Lighari was born in Connecticut and raised in Kingston Springs, TN. She studied Fine Art at Watkins College of Art & Design with a special focus on art history and the history of cinema. As a visual artist, she is inspired by the natural world. Her work in painting and clothing design showcase a unique impressionistic style using organic forms. In addition to her independent artistic ventures she has worked within the tourism industry sharing the history of Tennessee with groups of all ages and as an account manager with a local screen printing company in East Nashville. She enjoys staying connected with the local art community and sharing her creativity.