Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh what a SUMMER!

Summer has been an adventure and with only one month left, I have so much more to do but here is my best of Summer 2014 list

Attended two oh~so FABULOUS fashion shows.

Met some new people at some of the summer festival and art shows I've attended.

Made 3 new art peaces in memory of    " :-) <3 "

Ate some good ole Summer BBQ

Rediscovered something I didn't really know but now I most certainly do...ummm, ummm!!!

Danced by the water to When Doves Cry by Prince while wearing a purple dress!

Made the Oh~So FABULOUS, Red Haute Salsa, Diamonds of the Diaspora, The Midnight Soul Suite Trio, Sweet Love and GLITTER for the Summer 2 LOVE; season three series!

Starred in a live studio recording of the Modus Operandi visual artists conversation and virtual online gallery tour currently on YouTube, Gallery 31 and

Art for social change workshop featuring some good ole catered vegetarian meals

90's party and some good ole bright sunny days!

Two fabulous wedding ceremonies

So many bbq cookouts!

New art ideas and inspirations

Heard some of the best summer time songs, raps and live music I've heard in a long time.

Cherishing the <3's of life...hmmm!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

my heART'S Designer Series!

my heART Designer Series

Featuring "25 reasons i <3 art international" watercolor and gouache paintings on premium paper with the Oh~So FABULOUS Chinese Calligraphy Paint Brushes.

Starting...JANUARY 2015 created for FINE ARTS BY SHURVON!

Fine Arts Theory: Season Three!

The Fine Arts Theory Designer Series Season 3.

Here are a few of the art peaces that were made for the Summer 2 LOVE series!

from l to r :

Summer 2 Love, Oh~So Fancy, Red Haute Salsa, The End of the Road,One Summer, Traffic Jam and The Waterfront!

Fine Arts By Shurvon art peaces can be purchased at www.fineartamerica or by contacting me directly at


Friday, July 25, 2014

Diamonds of the Diaspora!

Fine Arts By Shurvon presents...Diamonds of the Diaspora I & II, mixed media collage paintings with a photo print of vintage artwork by K.H!

This is a ten part series of original collage art paintings in honor of those who were made from jewels of the earth into Diamonds of Hope as they lived through the African Diaspora. 

Fine Arts By Shurvon

Diamond of the Diaspora

Monday, July 21, 2014

RSVP for the Fine Arts Theory Series!

The Fine Arts Theory Designer Series...SUMMER 2 LOVE!

Let this season be the reason to schedule a FINE ARTS BY SHURVON showcase at your gallery, museum, cafe or community space!

Original art peaces made by Shurvon~Shaynlicia for the 1st Annual Fine Arts Theory Designer Series.

There only three seasons left of this dynamic Fine Arts Exhibit!

SUMMER 2 LOVE... June 21 - September 21, 2014.

NIGHT FALL... September 21 - December 21, 2014 (new art technique debut)

THE 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON...The New Contemporary Abstract Quilt Paintings by Fine Arts By Shurvon for Thanksgivings, Christmas and Kwanzaa!
November 25, 2014 - JANUARY 1, 2015  handmade fabric quilts + abstract paintings =Fabulous textile printed cloths for festive holiday decorations and art peaces!

THE 2nd ANNUAL myheART's Designer Series starts on January 2015 - 2016.


myheART paintings with gouache and watercolors on premium watercolor paper using the Oh~So FABULOUS Chinese Calligraphy Paint Brushes.

Call today to make reservations for a art show or a Fine Arts by Shurvon purchase at 206 376 9700,  and on the website.

Fine Arts i~create just 4U!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


There are so many artists in the world that have inspired my love of being a visual artists. Here is my list of the Artists that have influenced my life and art peaces.

1. Picasso: I can relate to his need to create and experiment with different art styles and techniques.

2. Frida Khalo: We both have experienced the pain of having intensive orthopaedic surgeries (I have scoliosis), although her injuries were more serious. I know what it is like to wear a body cast and back brace with limited mobility. I admire the way she chose to paint and document her life with creative details in the midst of her disabilities. I consider my own paintings as a visual autobiographical mystery novel on canvas. With each chapter (art peace) connecting to another to create an ongoing creative life long adventure in the art universe.

3. Annie Lee: She is a very successful visual artists whose artwork captures the everyday lifestyle of black people living in America. Her art is colorful, poetic, musical and real. One of the first world renowned artists limited edition prints to have in my personal art collection.

Faith Ringgold: Her BOLDNESS to just put the words of the people into her fabulous fine art quilts. She uses color, texture and powerful ideas to bring enlightment about social issues to the world.

4. Larry Poncho Brown and David Sketch Butler: These two contemporary African-American men are very talented visual artists who have taken the necessary time to teach others how to reach their creative goals. I'm very grateful for the knowledge they present on their social media websites

5. Synthia St. James: She really helped paved the way for contemporary black female artists to become more visible in the commercial art business. Her art is a perfect combination of a art-deco style with afrocentric themes. I love seeing her art on book covers and media advertisements.


Growing up in Seattle, Washington, I heard so much about this place called New York on television (FAME) and in music videos but it wasn't until I received my first rap/hip-hop album "The Sugar Hill Gang's Rappers Delight" inside that sky blue and rainbow ribbon design on the front album cover that I heard the sound of NEW YORK! I would play that record over and over again on my little blue and white stripped suitcase record player.

That classic rap song was my intro AND then came what I consider to be the best hip-hop break dancing movie of all time 'BEAT STREET,' I spent many summer days watching that movie along with Krush Groove and Breaking 1 & 2  with the Electric Boogie Lou! These movies were my first impression of NEW YORK LIFE (Singing, dancing, rapping, subways, cold winters, night life and colorful clothing)... My creative art journey vision had just got real, real!

7. WRITERS, POETS and SINGERS: I can see, hear and feel the words you have written from your soul onto paper or sung through your microphone. Sometimes it is just a word, phrase or the whole song that I paint on my canvas because I understood or seek to understand...

8. Artists from or currently living in Seattle, WA:

The artists from my birthplace and hometown were the first to teach me to see art in its many different forms. Before I was old enough to remember any of their names I seen their art in my community.

The most memorable being the murals on the old Randolph Carter Center, Medgar Evers Swimming Pool and the Seattle Urban League Buildings  that were a few blocks from my home in the Central District of Africatown.

Some of my family members are also visual artists and I've always thought drawing and painting was something all people knew or learned how to do like walking and talking. I was surprised when I discovered that this wasn't true but I truly believe that EVERYBODY has some level of creative ability to either sing, draw, paint, dance, sew, act or "something" they just have to find it within themselves and Just Do It. 

My own art making process got started a little slow but its definitely on the move now that l have my creative groove!

Growing up in the Central District neighborhood of Seattle, WA was and is a blessing to me everyday. I loved walking home from school or to my favorite stores, churches and beauty shops. Riding the "Joe" Metro Bus (public transportation) from one place to the other was one of the best ways to get around as a teenager living in the city. Now, that my old neighborhood has been gentrified, I am very thankful to have had my real "living" experiences in a place that was and is where my heART has a home!

Go on YouTube and look at Seattle based rapper Draze's music video "The Hood Ain't The Same" for a virtual tour of my city (Seattle, WA).

The Central District will forever and always be the place to be~CD4EVER!!!

written by Shurvon~Shaynlicia!




Fabulous Fine Arts Forever!

The Fine Arts Theory Designer Series

Shurvon Shaynlicia and the Legendary Annie Lee, visual artists and creative genius!
Oh~So Fabulous

In Honor Of...

Shurvon Shaynlicia Fashion and 
Fine Arts Designs
The Fine Arts Journey 
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Original Fine Art image by K. Haynes

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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Summer 2 LOVE...

Let this season be the reason...


~ One Summer and Summer 2 LOVE! (sold)

~ Oh-So FABULOUS and her FANCY Sisters!

~ Red Haute Salsa!

~ Strength 2<3=14VR!

~ Midnight Soul Suite...

Season <3 of the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series of Fine Arts By Shurvon!

The Summer 2 LOVE!!!