Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The New Healthy!!!

Let's get started living the New Healthy lifestyle one day at a time.
Everyday people are making healthier choices about the things they use, eat and drink. But every person is different and they must choose to live a lifestyle that will work best for them according to their own personal resources, environment, dietary needs and medical requirements. Therefore it is very important for each person to research and find the best way for them to make healthier lifestyle choices in as many ways possible starting with themselves.
The process of living healthy does not always change overnight BUT you can make a difference by staying consistent and knowledgeable about the areas in your life that you want to improve. Nobody is perfect and we all have made some unwise choices at some point in our lives BUT everyday is a new day to get better and do better to become a healthier person in our spirit, mind, soul and body!!!
One of the first and easiest things we can all do is to start using more natural and organic healthcare body products that are made with organic vegetarian or vegan ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. There are many natural and organic products that can be purchased online or at the local health food store. You can also make them yourself by using recipes from a holistic healthcare book.
There are many people who make their own shampoo, soaps and lotions to use on their skin instead of using trendy commercial products that are filled with harsh and dangerous chemicals. The next step we can all start doing more consistently is to drink more water, herbal teas and fresh natural juices.
Eat more of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of your salt and sugar intake by using more natural herbs and spices. Eat smaller portions of meat with your meals, especially for those who are planning to become vegetarians. Stretch, walk and have quiet time   everyday if possible according to your daily schedule and comfort level.
Talk to a health-care professional first for all of your personal dietary concerns and questions. The most important thing to remember when making changes in your life is that it starts with YOU ONLY nobody is going to force you to do anything, the choice is yours to decide how healthy you want to become.
This means that everybody will have a different plan on how they choose to live a healthier life. We are all different people with different needs, so just MAKE CHANGES ABOUT WHAT YOU PURCHASE TO EAT, DRINK, USE, OR WEAR THAT will work best for you and your personal family! THE NEW HEALTHY IS NOT A GAME CONTEST, CHALLENGE OR TRENDY COMPETITION IT'S A OPTIONAL PERSONAL LIFESTYLE CHOICE FOR YOU TO LOOK, FEEL AND BE YOUR BEST SELF!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

LADY S.H.A.Y.N.E. is BACK!!!

Fine Arts By Shurvon presents...
The Oh~So FABULOUS Lady Shayne Accessories!!!
~ Earrings, necklaces and bracelets!
~ Handmade with re-fashioned beads!
~ Colorful and Original Designs!
~ Hypo-allergenic and Lightweight!
Place your order today!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Thank-you Lord God for the Harvest of Abundance over all the earth, may we all live a life full of praise, faith and thankfulness!

Upcoming Events Featuring the
 Fall Fiesta art peaces 

Harvest of Abundance
Fine Arts by Shurvon

"Fall Fiesta Series"
 currently on display at 
Katy's Corner Cafe 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What is Black Art?

1. What is Black Art?

Black Art is a form of visual expression that was made, written or created by a person of Black African descent.

2. Why is Black art different from other forms and styles of visual art?

Every form of Black art imagery is different according to the individual artists' creative perspective, personal life experiences and material selection.

This means that there will never be just one way to define Black art form, style and identity. The artists has already included their past, present and future in everything they make. Therefore their individual visual art expressions are both historical, current and innovative. They cannot be duplicated with the same historical, personal significance or monetary value of what the original artists has painted, written or performed by others who are just copying what they see on the surface.

3. Are Black artists required to have Black people, objects or subject matter in every painting, play or book they produce to be considered authentic?

NO, NO AND NO AGAIN! The inclusion of Black "afrocentric" images, names and themes does not give Black Art its full credibility. It is considered Black art because a person of Black descent made it with their own physical ability and creative intelligence no other qualifications are needed. For example, if a black person paints a landscape with trees and flowers does that give another person the opportunity to claim the credit of making the painting because of its lack of visible Black images or written text? NO!

Black artists already have the freedom to create artwork that can cross all existing and pre-established boundaries of what their artwork should reflect to be considered an authentic representation of real Black art.

4. Is Black art and artists more or less valuable, talented or important than a non-Black artists?

Misguided beliefs of artistic racial superiority does not always determine the true value of a fine art form.

A real artists of any race is usually inspired by other forms of creativity. If they only made art to provoke or challenge other artists to see who is better they obviously are relying on the wrong form of motivation. 

A real artists does not consider his or her creative talent and individuality something that can be properly compared to others. That's not how an artists should be thinking while they are visually documenting their creative minds interpretation of the world around them.

Especially painters, who already have the exclusive freedom to make a image according to however they choose. 

There isn't always a right or wrong way to create a painting unless the artists wants their art piece to look or be a certain way based upon the final outcome of their original plan or pre-sketch. Otherwise, free-style painters and writers will always have several options to make something artistic and innovative.

5. What makes a particular art form innovative and different from others?

There are more than a million artists in the world who may have a similar painting process, teaching technique or brand of art supplies, yet they will always have their own individual unique style in everything they do otherwise they wouldn't be a visual artists. ~ SELAH (this word means to pause and think about the message in the prior statement according to the Hebrew language translation.)

6. Does art made by a Black person have to be validated and or authenticated by a person from another race to be considered important?

NO! Another persons race does not give them the authority to confirm a Black persons creative ability. This is a false misconception that has caused many talented Black artists and their creative art forms to be misunderstood.

7. Should a Black visual artists be mistreated because of their creative abilities and artistic talent?

NO, because all people have some form of creative and artistic capabilities. Whether they choose to display or cultivate their talent is a personal choice. Therefore they deserve to receive authorship credit for all their artwork, publications and performances the same as any other business service provider.

8. Should people from other races be given special acknowledgment if they purchase or admire the artwork made by a person of Black descent?

NO! It is always a blessing to have art fans and supporters but their race should NOT make their attention to Black art more important than others. Because visual art was not meant to be the race selection approval monitor for the world, that's NOT it's obligation. The person who supports Black artistry is actually receiving a very valuable opportunity to upgrade their knowledge of diversity and critic their own assumptions.

9. Is a Black artists required to paint, sing, talk or write about crime, violence, slavery and poverty to be considered real?

NO! Those topic matters are not what gives Black artists their full credibility or respect. The Black artists may include these subjects in some of their completed art forms according to their own personal and socially relevant viewpoint BUT it is NOT A PRE-REQUISITE or requirement to be creative or make real Black Fine Art.

10. Does the art forms and ideas of Black artists, performers or writers come from another source other than their lived experiences?

We can all learn from other people, but the creative accomplishments of Black artists of African descent will always be extremely important to the education of fine arts throughout the world. Every art form was and is currently influenced by Black / African aesthetics and creative ideas that's a proven fact. 

The most important thing to remember about all forms of visual Fine Arts and literature is that it will always include fact, fiction, imagination, dreams, vision, direct and indirect experiences from the person who is making it. Regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, creed, nationality, skin color, religion, education, marital or social economic status.

Therefore a Black Artists should never feel intimidated of their fine art accomplishments because it will always increase in its social significance and value to those who can appreciate its worth.

11. Is original Black Art worth buying?

YES, it is! Paintings made by Black artists are worth more than what it is priced and even more than some other art forms. Unfortunately, there are some who deny this fact because of there own issues with social, cultural, racial discrimination and prejudice. Original Black art also includes very specific details that makes it a genuine, valuable and an authentic collectable piece of art. 

There can only be one original fine arts picture painted by the original artists all others are copied replicas unless it is a certified limited edition print that is personally documented and hand signed by the original artists.

12. Is the artwork made by a self-taught visual artists different from an artists who went to an art school, class, or workshop?

NOT NECESSARILY, it really depends on the style of art they make and what they want to learn or accomplish. Certain art forms and styles can benefit from a formal training course but that doesn't make it any less valuable, important or creative. 

There are thousands of specialized fine art programs all over the world that teach the history of African and Black American art forms and techniques.

13. Is it wrong for an artists to showcase, display or promote there own artwork?

NO, not unless they have a contract agreement with a art dealer, gallery or museum and the requirements will be different for each artists. 

Visual artists are their own biggest fans, which means they will always enjoy the presence of their creative artwork until it is sold.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with an artists who choses to network, self-promote or admire their own paintings. Especially with those who are doing the same type of advertising for their own business or fine arts career.

14. Is it okay for an artists to collect art, collaborate or communicate with other artists?

Yes indeed, if they truly love the fine arts of life they would naturally like the work of other artists whose skills they admire without feeling inferior. Collaborations and artists teams usually have a intended goal to make something extraordinary while maintaining their own creative style.

Artists apprenticeships should be about exploring not replacing or eliminating ones personal art style(s) to start copying something else.

However, most visual artists may focus more attention to a certain category (abstract, realism, surrealism, graffiti, graphic design) or use a particular type of art medium (watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels) and that is a normal and very common practice for all visual artists.

15. Does a artists have to paint something for 8-hours per day, Monday-Friday to be considered a real serious artists? 

That will depend on the artist, some paintings, poems and songs can be made in a few minutes and some may  take years to finalize or perfect. 

There are also some artists who work other jobs and paint late at night or early in the morning according to their schedule or comfort level. Producing great art does not have to be complicated or made under stressful conditions. 

The creative art process is intended to be a therapeutic healing experience that comes from our naturally creative spirit and self-healing biological genetic structure as human beings.

People of African descent throughout the whole world have made various forms of art to use in their daily lives before and after the African Diaspora and slave trade in America. 

Art, music, dance, poetry and theatre is a natural part of our AFRICAN ANCESTRAL DNA and cultural heritage.

Gallery and museum exhibitions are a extra bonus of being a participant in the art business, but it is not a requirement. In the past, many well known famous artists had very few, if any public recognition or opportunities to show their artwork while they were alive.

Now, there are plenty of visual artists (painters especially) who are showcasing and selling their original art paintings while they are alive and living well. Death and dying IS NOT A REQUIREMENT to be a highly successful and wealthy visual artists.

16. What is an visual artists and what do they do?

A person who can paint, draw, sculpt, perform, act or sing something from their imagination as a form of entertainment for visual, decorative or teaching purposes.

BLACK VISUAL ARTISTS ARE NOT STEREOTYPES WITH PRE-PLANNED AND PRE-SCRIPTED CREATIVE IDEAS FROM ANOTHER SOURCE. That is far beneath their level of thinking, because they are fully capable of implementing their own creative ideas into real life conceptual fine art forms.

17. Where can a person go to learn more about the Fine Arts made, written or performed by artists of African descent?

There are several different books, articles, journals and website dedicated to the accomplishments of Black artists. Please visit
www.blackartinamerica.com to get started and learn more about what's going on in the Black Fine Arts World!

18. Is it necessary for a Black female artists to have a stereotypical personality in order to be accepted as a serious artists? 

NO, NO AND NO AGAIN! - Each and every artists already has there own separate identity, style and technique. There is not only one way for a BLACK FEMALE ARTISTS OR ANY PERSON to look, act, talk, dress or create their form of Fine Art Expression. 

Nobody was made to be a zombie, robot or clone because that is NOT A NORMAL WAY FOR HUMAN BEINGS TO ACT. Therefore, you will see black female artists and others change there fashion and hairstyle many times during their lifetime according to their personal preferences. Because that is what all people are doing everyday.

19. Why is it important to appreciate the role of fine arts in this society.

The value of Fine Arts is a very important to the lives of human beings, helping them to see, hear, touch, taste, breathe, talk, walk and live more colorfully!

Gold Mind by Shurvon~Shaynlicia!

Super Fine Arts Sale!

Super last day of Summer Super Sale
Everything 23% OFF
September 21-30, 2014
Original Art from the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Flowers of the Fall Fiesta!

This is a collage mirror painting of a flower that has pushed through the concrete with the will to live life full of color!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Art Peaces 4 U!

(For more information about the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series please review blog posted on (2/10/2014).

The Fine Arts Theory Designer Series was divided into four parts according to the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons. Each season had a different title and sub-themes to describe the art peaces from Fine Arts by Shurvon, that were on display at several locations and on the internet throughout the year.

Starting in January 2014 with the "End of WINTER" exhibit that featured the monochromatic textured abstract painting titled "WINTER."

This art peace was hand painted without the use of a paintbrush. It also includes glass, sand and a little spray paint on a square wood board.

There were several name changes before it was titled, WINTER a name that describes this art peace perfectly without any further explanation.


This art peace was part of Spring Florality Poetry Art Scroll series that was hand painted on paper with gouache watercolor paint that includes a original poem written by the artists, titled "Be at Peace."

Summer 2 LOVE...

The art peaces created for this season were the most diverse with many different styles and sub-themes. The image posted below is titled "Sweet Heart" it is a mixed media collage on a wood panel board.


This is also a mixed media collage on a wood board of a woman wearing jewelry, glitter and a gold flower in her hair, titled "Queen of the Fall Fiesta!"

The Holiday Bonus Season will start in December featuring Collage Quilt Paintings and much more!

Thank-you, for being an important part of my visual artists journey you can also learn more about my original art peaces by watching the live Pacific Northwest Artists talk "Modus Operandi" video produced by JEG Media currently online at www.YouTube.com

FINE ARTS BY SHURVON ~ The Fine Arts Visionary at S.H.A.Y.N.E Fine Arts and Fashion Designs.

Queen of the Fall Fiesta!

Fine Arts By Shurvon!
Sweet Heart!

Monday, September 8, 2014

This Season...

The "Fall Fiesta" Season of the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series will definitely be all about natural earth tones and layers of different textured shapes. Each piece will be different and named something toasty with a little spice.

This journey has been a true experience since the first two art exhibits in the beginning of the year at the Avanti Art & Design Center and the EMP/Seattle Center.

With a new idea and concept for each seasonal art peace. I wasn't quite sure how this exhibition would be, but it has proven to "me especially" that all things are possible to those who believe. 

Although, I have always been creative, I just recently started making real fine art pieces for sale to the public. It was my desire to make art that would be inspiring to all who encountered its presence and still maintain its own individuality.

Fortunately, that's what accurately describes the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series in many ways. I was able to explore, experiment and rediscover some of my favorite creative art skills with a abstract expressionist painting style.

As you have probably noticed I'm not your typical average visual artists in regards to how I conceive and complete each art peace. The style of this exhibit was to work in the moment of creative spontaneity.

There will also be other forms of creative ideas shared throughout this series such as poetry and a recommended reading list for those cozy fall days of restoration.

5-ways to celebrate the Fall Fiesta Season!!!

1.Legacy Living book by Gloria J. Burgess.

2.Chai Tea and pistachio cookies.

3.Baked Potato soup.

4.A pretty brown lipstick.

5. Fifteen minutes of prayer, praise and worship music by your favorite gospel singer.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Queen of the Fall Fiesta!

The colors that represent the Fall Season are my most favorite of all time. Nothing can replace the presence of the natural earth tones of reddish brown, golden yellow, burnt orange, rusted copper and pewter bronze.

It is so beautiful how the tree leaves seem to automatically know when to change colors and fall to the ground in a mosaic pattern of loveliness.

This image is from my childhood memory of growing up in a neighborhood where big maple trees used to cover each side of the street.

It was also one of my weekend chores to gather the sepia tinted leaves into huge piles that my friends and I would then jump around inside to hear them crunch and crumble.

That story represents the inspiration of the "Fall Fiesta," season four from the last part of the Fine Arts Theory Designer Series. 

Each collage painting will depict the textured kaleidoscope of things that are torn, spilled or fall down and then turned into something beautiful for all to see its splendor.

The Fall Fiesta art peaces will be on display starting Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Katy's Corner Cafe in the Central District of Seattle, WA a place where myheART always has a home!
             ~Fall Fiesta Queen~

"We are all one color many different shades. Sienna, Mahogany, Cinnamon and Gold. Brilliant, Bright Bodacious and Bold."

The Summer 2 LOVE was a beautiful dream but now it's time for the reign of the Fall Fiesta Queen.

"She has no reason to be sad, heartbroken and bitter; because she is a jewel that shines in a gold mind with a laugh like a belle and a soul that sparkles like glitter."

             FALL FIESTA
    September to December

Thursday, September 4, 2014






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall Fiesta!!!

The Summer 2 LOVE series was fun, bright, different and colorful. It was definitely the most dramatic season of the The Fine Arts Theory exhibition tour that included a lot of different styles of my creativity.

I would like to send a very special thanks to all of the venues that showcased art peaces from Fine Arts by Shurvon and a very, very special thanks to those who purchased paintings for their personal art collections. 

As stated in my artists profile statement my artwork is genuine, aesthetically and intellectually meaningful with unlimited style options 24/7. Each art peace has a multilayered definition of mysteriousness that could start many social conversations amongst a diverse group of people.

That was the purpose and the plan behind the concept of my 1st annual designer fine art series that was divided into four parts according to the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.

As a artists I've learned so much about what it takes to produce, display and write about the important process of actually making my own fine art paintings.

Although I truly enjoy being a visual artists it can also be a very emotional journey from having a creative idea in my mind to selling the final artistic real painting to a fine arts collector.

As we approach the Fall season it is with great excitement that I introduce you to the "Fall Fiesta" series that will feature my new Quilted Kaleidoscopes collage paintings.

They will be on display starting Sunday, September 7th at Katy's Corner Cafe located in Seattle, WA in my hometown neighborhood of the Central District. So if you get cold while waiting for the #2 Metro Bus go inside the cafe to sip a cup of tea or two and see the new art peaces from Fine Arts By Shurvon that will be on display until October 1st.



September 6, 2014, Rainier Beach Art Walk (South End). Featuring the Oh~So FABULOUS poetry edition, The Honeymoon and Fall Fiesta.

September 7 - 31, 2014, Katy's Corner Cafe (Central District). Featuring the Fall Fiesta series.

(Map of the Central District Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
by unknown but very talented artist)
Fall Fiesta!
currently on display at 
Katy's Corner Cafe