Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Fine Arts Adventures in Seattle!

There has been some fun and and creative fine arts events in the city of Seattle and I was fortunate to attend a few of them.
I will list them all with a few words to describe each one.

Freshest Roots Open Mic-
Fun, fresh and original!

Spike Lee in Seattle: Visionary, hopeful and powerful!

Pancakes and Booze: Colorful, creative and fun!

Pitch Black Black Baseball Exhibit: Historical, Informative and memorable!

C-Art Gallery Exhibit: Ethnic, different and inspiring!

James and Janie Washington artists talk: Educational, enlightening and encouraging!

Life Enrichment Bookstore Cultural Conversation: Wise, spiritual and community building!

Alvin Ailey Modern Dance Performance: FABULOUS AS ALWAYS!

Pratt Fine Arts Auction Preview:
Entertaining and eccentric!

City Hall Celebrate Arts Community Program:
Festive, musical and interactive!

Form/Space Atelier Studios Fine Arts Mask exhibit: Different, social and primitive.

Gospel of Healing Health and Wellness Fair: Resourceful, Healthy and Important

C-Art Gallery featuring Delton Son and Eric Salisbury: See their original live art currently for sale!


ORIGINAL ART BY: Delton Son and Eric Salisbury.

Friday, April 25, 2014


This month has been full of some very creative, colorful Fine Arts events in the city. I will feature more details about the places I attended for my month of April Art Adventures article next week. Until then make sure to attend some of the cultural art museums and galleries in your city! The picture of "All Dressed-Up"  is now on display at the Richmond Art Gallery in Canada. There are also more postcard paintings online for the International Mail Art Exchange Exhibit, visit their website to see 1,300 entries from visual artists worldwide.

Friday, April 18, 2014

THE FINE ARTS VISIONARY aka Shurvon Shaynlicia!

1. Where did you get the name 'Shaynlicia'? 

I created this name by combining my first, middle and last name into one name that I sometimes use as my visual artists social media name.

2. What is the meaning of the terms Selah, Shalom and Ubuntu that are often used on your social media webpages?

The name Selah means to pause and meditate. Shalom means to be at peace according to several biblical and Hebrew language translations. Ubuntu is a African term that means generosity, thankfulness and gratitude. I use these words to remind myself to be encouraged and be creative as a visual artist.

3. What is your Fine Arts Visionary mission statement.

To create artwork that is intellectual and aesthetically original. I also will encourage other artists and art programs to continue their efforts to represent natural artistic talent diversity and ideas that promote optimism!

4. Why is fuchsia and black your favorite colors?

Because they are one of the best
color combinations for all weather seasons, social occasions and colorful living!

5. What motivates you to be a visual artist and Fine Arts Visionary!

Being an artists is much more than just actually painting on a canvas, it is a way of life and a form of intellect. It is something that has always been a part of my spirit, mind, soul and heart before I chose to express my artistic abilities on paper. The creative ideas were simply marinating in the universe!

6. What is the concept behind your Fine Arts Theory Designer Series?

It is a theme that expresses my thoughts, ideas and beliefs that I had about being an visual artists that were based upon different definitions of what I had been taught about art and visual artists. As a result each art peace has some level of symbolic relevance to my journey. This was not something I initially planned to do when I started painting but I can see it now in the images that I have completed for the first two seasons of this series.

7. What is your next scheduled art show?

Stay tuned for more information about the local art shows and festivals, featuring The Fine Arts Designer Series: Season Two...SPRING FLORALITY, Season Three...SUMMER 2 LOVE and Season Four...NIGHT FALL! That will be presented at different locations from September - December, 2014.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

25 reasons I heART...

1. The admiration of the art painted on the black velvet fabric some of the best artwork ever made!

2. The magnificent and detailed artwork made by other visual artists in my family.

3. Beautiful flowers, natural earth landscapes and the sunset summer breeze.

4. My love for fancy perfume bottles, make-up cases and fuchsia lipstick color.

5. Reading beauty and fashion magazines. Watching celebrity movie and music award shows.

6. Afrocentric and colorful outfits worn in most gospel church fashion shows.

7. Hip-Hop Fashion icons: Salt & Pepa, movie actors and music entertainers.

8. Born and raised in Seattle and one of the many naturally talented artists from the Central District neighborhood.

9. The importance of seeing more black art on book covers, stationary and gift items.

10. Elementary school art projects and the teaching of the late Ms. Rainbow, legendary art instructor.

11. Dramatic theatre plays, gospel singing groups and colorful art murals on buildings within the city.

12. The visual imagination that is developed from reading in silence.

13. Good Ole' soul music and soul food.

14. Downtown Seattle, department store malls and the Waterfront scenery.

15. Big Colorful Earrings, Fancy Hairstyles and Fabulous Fashion Designs. 

16. The need to decorate my personal space and the creative therapeutic healing process of painting colorful pictures.

17. Mixing watercolor paint in those little compact trays to make something beautiful.

18. Abstract designs, geometric patterns, shapes and colors.

19. The personal knowledge of knowing that I would accomplish my creative visual fine art goals within my lifetime.

20. The importance of establishing a legacy of Fine Art that represents Black people at their best.

21. Creative Ideas that are discovered while on my artists journey through this wonderful world of color.

22. The best way to combine my favorite subjects of fashion design, philosophy, sociology, culture, history and literature into one fabulous peace of artwork for the purpose of interior decoration and design.

23. Drawing fashionable clothing designs and making detailed collages with paper, beads, glass and fabric.

24. Making Fine Art that is one of a kind and original like clouds in the sky!


The items on this list will be featured in  the 2015 myheART's DESIGNER SERIES

PAINT + BRUSH + PAPER = 25 Reasons i   heART!


Royal Azure
Reason #3/25

Always and Forever
Reason #20/25

In Honor of...
Reason #2/25

Friday, April 11, 2014


The limited edition Spring Florality Art Poetry Scrolls are fresh and ready to go home with you!

Each Spring Scroll was handmade with bright colorful flowers and inspirational poetry to enjoy!

May you be encouraged and live your brightest life while the beauty of peace lives in your soul!

Also on display and available for purchase are the images below from top to bottom: The Honeymoon, Love in the Midst of the Sea and WINTER!

See this artwork and much more tomorrow night at the
Tickets are $5.00

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Journey of the Artists...the next chapter!

By: Shurvon Haynes

1. What is the definition of the second season of your Fine Arts Designer Series...Spring Florality?

SAH~ It is the name I created to represent all things related to the Spring season that may include: natural landscapes, poetry, tea parties, colorful flowers and fashion.

2. How will the Spring Florality artwork be different from the End of Winter artwork?
SAH~ It will be less detailed in its construction, lighter but brighter, more usage of watercolor paints and oil pastel crayons two very different art mediums that I've rarely used in my previous artwork.

3. What has been the most significant response that you noticed about your artwork by the public thus far?
SAH~ I've noticed how some people are challenged with how to define, categorize and articulate the different variations of my artist style because each "art peace" has a extremely different details and design patterns. This has been the most common question that I've been asked since I started presenting my artwork in more community art shows.  I've tried many times to focus on just one art style for everything I painted but it just doesn't work for me. So now I paint according to whatever is in my creative spirit on any given day of the week and that has proven to be the best solution for me as a visual artist.
I don't need to use live models for the images of people in my artwork; therefore the facial features, hairstyles and most of the objects are freestyle hand drawings. On very rare occasions I may paint my own abstract interpretation of a photograph but again that's not very often.

4. What motivates you to create artwork?
SAH~ The ability to see what was in my creative mind appear on my art canvas, although there may still be several major changes to some of the final details and naming of the completed project. That's why I may provide more details about certain art pieces more than some of the others. There are oftentimes that I may not know how to describe some of the artwork myself, especially if it looks different from what I thought it would be. Those who have questions about my art peaces, can send a email to, then you can be sure to get the correct answer, because nobody can interpret artwork better than the artist themselves.

If you ever meet someone who tries to describe my artwork by using overt distasteful innuendos then they do not have the right clues to describe my art peaces. Much to my disbelief there are some intrusive people who have tried to insert their influence in an effort to undermine the validity or purpose of my  creative art images, this type of behavior is often dismissed.

Most of my art peaces are influenced by aesthetically appealing color combinations from fashion designs, geometric shapes, philosophy and social awareness issues about a variety of topics. 

5. When is your next art show?
SAH~ I will be featured along with several other artists in the Pancake & Booze Live Art Show at the El Corazon located in Downtown Seattle. TICKETS ARE ONLY $5.00 for an unlimited pancake breakfast dinner, live art demonstrations and music. There are also two new art images featured online on the Richmond Art Gallery website for their International Mail Art Exchange Exhibit.

6. Why is being an artist important to you?
SAH~ I have always admired all things that are defined as Fine Arts according to social and academic guidelines. I believe that it is a vital necessity of life and not limited or reserved for only certain groups of people. If museums and galleries want to survive in this technological generation they must expand their community outreach to include more diverse art education methods. Otherwise they will be going out of business like many of the local and commercial bookstores that were forced to close their doors throughout the United States.
Reading about other artist and writers is a worthwhile process for me personally. I would also encourage more artists to redefine according to their own theories about how their artwork can impact the whole world. Especially art images that depict racism and are often assumed to promote negative militant emotions but could actually be very enlightening if presented for the purpose of clarity, healing and understanding.

7. What topics do you plan to explore in the future through your artwork?
SAH~ Some of the new ideas that I have been thinking about including in my artwork for the next two seasons (Summer & Fall) of the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series will be about the appreciation of creative individuality. I've noticed that some people with introverted personalities like my own are often targeted by people with more extroverted personalities who sometimes use extreme tactics to interject their thoughts, words and actions on those who are typically more quiet, reserved and introspective by nature in an effort to override and be the  center of attention. These type of invasive strategies are often very unnecessary because nobody was made to have a scripted pre-auto set manufacturally controlled restrictive personality-mimicking mindset that is programmed to be either loud or quiet during their entire lifespan, that would be inhumane and unhealthy to everyone on this earth.

A Creative Genius expects visual artists to be innovative, they do not play degrading and negative mind games  with other artists because they already know that their personal art style cannot be duplicated. This is the most important and valuable form of knowledge a true artists can achieve because it will be evident in their original fine arts creations.

I also plan to use my artist skills to bring more awareness about Scoliosis, an orthopedic spine deformity because I have it and with early detection it can be treated with physical therapy, unless corrective medical surgery is needed. 

These two topics along with my other favorite subjects (fashion, food and books) will be present in the remaining   two seasons of this series. 'Summer 2 LOVE' and 'Night FALL,'  If your company or gallery is interested in hosting an exhibit for The Fine Arts Theory Designer Series, please email or on Facebook at


Where can a person purchase your art:

My artwork can be purchased at: (Type in my name 'Shurvon Haynes' to automatically    connect to my webpage or directly from me ( I can create artwork according to your specific needs).

Original art and photos by Shurvon Haynes 2013-2014.

Images from top to bottom: 
Fine Arts Theory sign, Shurvon~Shaynlicia,
The First Spring Florality Art Poetry Scroll available for purchase at the 
The El Corazon in Seattle, WA
8pm - 2am
Buy your admission ticket today for only $5.00
For more information!