WHAT IS FINE ART?
What is the Fine Art Theory exhibit: This series has been circulating in my mind for many years, especially after I decided to create more art for public viewing at local art shows.
Once I became more serious about being a visual artist, I noticed more questions being asked about who influenced, encouraged or gave me "permission" to be an artist.
This type of questioning was very odd considering that I have always been interested in the FINE ARTS, along with many other subjects throughout my lifetime. Those questions really caused me to think deeply about the type of artwork I would create as an visual artist.
After many trials and errors of trying to create one (1) style of artwork, I soon discovered that I don't have just one particular artist style and I never will because, that is not the way my artwork is supposed to be.
This type of art making process has allowed me to expand my creativity beyond the stifling limits of who, what and how art should be according to somebody else's preconceived stereotypical assumption of what my artwork should reflect.
I was not fully aware that creating artwork would be so controversial in the opinion of others, which ultimately led me to research, rediscover and redefine myself as a African-American female artist in the 21st century.
This journey was both exciting and painful as I begin to realize that there were only a few forms of expression that were considered to be "real" and or "authentic" representations of art from a black artist. It was at this point that I decided to expand my options beyond those boundaries this is at least one trait that all artists have in common we create ways to create and that is how the 'Fine Arts Theory Designer series was born.
This exhibit will explore the questions of WHO is an artist?, WHAT is art?, WHEN should an artists create art? WHERE do they get their creativity, inspiration and ideas? HOW should artist create their art? WHY are there so many misconceptions, myths and mysteries in the fine arts world?
This series will also explore what art is not, meaning that it is not just limited to traditional oil paintings of portraits, still life, flower vases and fruit bowls.
Although these type of images may have a certain significance in the art world, it is not the only form of visual art expression in the Fine Arts category of life.
#tbt December 2013 - 2014 The first year of my Journey into the Wonderful World of Fine Arts from Shurvon Shaynlicia Fashion and Fine Arts Designs
'Fine Art Theory Designer' series...to be continued.
Now Fast Forward to 2018!!!
I am now starting my official 4th year of being on this Journey into the Wonderful World of Fine Arts, "from color crayons to Gesso Canvas Fabric." For those of you just tuning into my Fabulous 4EVER visual artists life you can read all about this journey of a lifetime on my website:
Each year I focus on two permanent thematic fine arts series while adding more creative projects throughout the year.
I have also collaborated with Ju's Custom Jewelry Designs since year 2015, to make our own limited edition jewelry collage assemblage paintings. Visit our website and Facebook page for more information about Eccentric Fine Arts by Designs.
So far on this journey the year of 2017 has been the most challenging in regards to completing my creative visionary goals for the following series:
3rd annual Fine Arts Theory Series
2nd annual Designer Arts Signature Series
2nd annual Eccentric Fine Arts by Design Series and THE NEW CREATIVE PROJECTS I've recently included:
~365° Global Universe Changers!!!
~'blackwomanbeautiful' - I'm currently making number 7 out of 365 for this exclusive lifetime series for BLACK WOMEN ONLY, place your order today for one these original paintings made just for YOU!
The above mentioned art projects are 90% done and will be on my website really, really soon...I PROMISE!!!
Here is a short timeline of how my fine arts adventure got started and where it is going.
The official timeline for Shurvon Shaynlicia Fashion and Fine Arts Designs
1973 - 2003 = ART FOR ART'S SAKE
2004 - 2013 = myheART for Social Change
2014 - present = The Journey into the Wonderful World of Fine Art!
2015 = 5 Live ARTiFACTS interviews with creative artists website
2015 - present = Eccentric Fine Arts Designs
2017= Juvon Virtual Gallery Museum
2017 = 365° Global Universe Changers Series
2017 = blackwomanbeautiful series and resource book
2018 = Galleria Fashion Boutique *online only*
2018 = ARISE, REFOCUS, ACHIEVE, RECIEVE AND BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!!
The main purpose of my creative fine arts journey was to explore, navigate and document the process of using my creative drawing talent to reach the next level of the "so-called mysterious art world." I quickly learned that I had to reach beyond the limits of the art world, and expand my creative vision into the UNIVERSE!!!
That was the reason why I designed the 365° Global Universe Changers series for people, places and creative project ideas that have impacted the whole galactic universe, from the 1970's until today
Now that we are celebrating the New Year, I will be starting my new BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL Abstract Design Series and the 1st photo documentary of the Seattle Fine Arts Scene waiting 2 be Seen in 2018 and I am SO EXCITED about these two fine arts projects.
My Journey into the Wonderful World of Fine Arts has definitely reached a new colorful level since the days of using Crayola Color Crayons in elementary school. Although, I graduated from a prestigious university and studied under world renowned "art" instructors..."I DO NOT HAVE A TRADITIONAL FINE ARTS ACADEMIC DEGREE = no BFA or MFA!!!"
Therefore my creative process and ideas are UNLIMITED and my own personal fine art journey has indeed been WONDERFUL!!!
However, I definitely had some challenges, shocks, disappointments and setbacks...but I have also been told that a "setback is nothing but a setup for a comeback," and I believe this to be a true process for trusting God to do miracles!!!
Read these blog post to get an updated summary of my fine arts journey.
As a Black African American visual artists there are many different types of obstacles to conquer while living our best life. We have to continuously rebuild our strength and stand firm in our faith everyday in an effort to believe in our creative vision. Therefore it is very important for us to uplift and encourage each other as artists because we BeDazzle the Whole Fine Arts World!!!