Shannon Holt is a fine art body painter and classically trained visual artist. Shannon earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art Philadelphia/Rome in 1998. She took interest in painting female figurative subject matter on different surfaces switching from canvas to wood and textiles. She then started using more sculptural elements in her cigar box assemblages. It was this search for surface which drew the artist to painting on skin. Shannon tried her hand at fine art body painting early, in 2008, using her model as muse, and became a professional body painter in 2009.