Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Sophia Kelly Shultz has been working professionally as an artist for 29 years, at first specializing in “fantasy” portraits in which customers could order portraits as, for example, centaurs or fairies, etc.--and more recently in the spiritual and mythological paintings for which she is now widely known. In 2005, she took up watercolor painting and produced “Hollie’s Green Man”, arguably her most recognizable work.
Sophia currently lives with her family in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, though during the summers she can likely be found at Four Quarters Farm (www.4qf.org), where she is now a junior member of the Board of Directors. She collects minerals and rocks, is a self-described fabric fiend, and has done award-winning needlework. She has been published in New Witch and Pangaia magazines; most recently one of her paintings, I Rise Up, Not Without Help, was featured in the 2011 We’Moon Pagan Women’s Calendar.