Founders of MUSEA : Centers for Intentional Creativity
Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud
She is an artist and writer. He is a chef and sommelier. Together they are business owners and operators across a spectrum of interests. The pair joined their creative forces in 2013 with events in the Bay Area and around the world, now serving tens of thousands of clients with a philosophy and lifestyle concept they call Intentional Creativity®. The brand that serves all these interests is named “Musea”, Latin for multiple museums.
Shiloh Sophia - Founder
Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! A renaissance woman who communicates her philosophy through painting, storytelling, and illustrations. For 25 years she has dedicated her soul work to the practice of creativity as a path of transformation and consciousness. As a gallery owner, she has represented her own work, as well as hundreds of women artists.
Her paintings are widely collected around the world and she has achieved incredible success with her fine art and books. Her intuitive painting process led to a desire to teach and serve. Her message of ‘creating with intention’ has reached tens of thousands, and for some programs, she reaches upwards of 500 enrolled students online per month.
Her devotion to sacred art-making and specifically medicine painting and metacognitive drawing is a personal spiritual practice. Her relationship with the feminine Divine and specifically Mother Mary and Magdalene have deeply influenced her work, having painted over one hundred images of Madonnas, many of which are used in the Mother Mary Deck published by Blue Angel. She is trained as a Reverend and leads circles for women to explore their relationship with making sacred art.
Her work is taught in university MA and Ph.D. programs, at the United Nations, and by over 300 Intentional Creativity® Teachers and Coaches worldwide. At the core of her work is a belief that the right to self-express is one of the most basic human rights. Her research dives into the exploration of the right/left brain connection with the heart and body as well as how image and language inform consciousness.
She is the creator of over seven illustrated books and journals and is currently working on a series of mythic novels as well as an inspirational deck. Having been trained by her mother Caron McCloud the poet, and Sue Hoya Sellars the artist, she brought her gifts of language and image into form. To her students, she offers the gift of a 'creative lineage’ rich with a community of culture, practice, process, and teachings.
To honor the lineage, her husband Jonathan and she co-founded MUSEA : Center for Intentional Creativity® where she is the Curator for a visionary art collection. They provide education at their campus and in their global online classroom. The two also own and operate an art and wine bar just outside of San Francisco called Musette. She can be found most days having tea with her muses, discussing quantum physics and celebrating revelations of the heart. www.shilohsophia.com
Jonathan McCloud - Founder & Executive Director
Jonathan McCloud is Musea's Executive Director, resident scholar and Chef who is a poet and artist at heart.
He was born in a small West Virginia town and was built for adventure. He spent two tours jumping out of airplanes for the US Air Force and retired from service from injuries. He found himself swept into the glamor and gastronomy of the food world and worked for top chefs around the world serving fine cuisine. He owned several restaurants as well as earned two advanced degrees with honors in business.
After nearly 30 years of developing his career in hospitality, he changed his life path to take up life as an artist, photographer, and poet, as well as working for Burning Man, Couch Surfing and more in the artistic, digital and business startup realms.
He met Shiloh Sophia in 2012 and the two of them struck up a quantum conversation resulting in a life long partnership and working together in business with Intentional Creativity through various technology platforms.
He now brings his savvy to her world as the 'man behind the curtain'. Described by his colleagues as an alchemist, Mr. McCloud co-founded their not-for-profit, the Intentional Creativity Foundation, prepares cuisine for participants around the world with his culinary genius and creates supper clubs for eccentrics. He serves as the CFO of the organizations.
Mary MacDonald (aka StellaMac)
Lead Coach for Color of Woman & Cosmic Cowgirls
Jenafer Owen (aka Jenafer Joy)
Artist & Director of Color of Woman School & Cosmic Cowgirls Team
Artist, Intentional Creativity Teacher & Art Doctor in Color of Woman
Color of Woman Course Guidance Counselor & Communications for Shiloh Sophia