Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I feel called by God to do this collection. This is part of my African Series entitled Strong and Courageous Joshua 1:9
These pieces marks the beginning of my newest collection, Strong and Courageous. I feel called by God to make this art and focus on the people and culture of Africa. These pieces depict the beauty and strength of this land and it's people.
I have chosen names that resonate each piece of work. This is Chinaza meaning God Answers Prayers.
I made this piece because I am greatly inspired by the women of Africa. Their perseverance throughout their lives and iron will motivate me daily as I'm constantly amazed by them. I hope one day to be able to endure and be so strong like the beautiful women of that continent.
An artist, designer and owner of Shirley’s Loft, Shirley uses acrylics, mica pigments, resin, and other materials to create free-flowing, original paintings for both living and working spaces. She begins with a blank canvas and no idea which colors will be used or how the final piece will look. Using her God-given creativity, Shirley channels her emotions and experiences through her fingers and onto the canvas. A family affair, her talented husband makes each canvas and finished pieces are named by one of her four sons. There is no lid on Shirley’s box! Her creations are inspired by her designer’s eye, but also rooted in her deep Christian faith. She doesn’t know what is next, what she’ll be called to create—because she is truly called to use her artistic gifts to reach others, with urban Cleveland Art, African Art, Christian Art, and Contemporary Abstract Art. She is excited to see what is next! In Shirley’s opinion, art should never be limited to hanging on a wall. She is an experienced interior staging specialist and interior designer—as well as an artist. For many years, she has paired her love of painting and talent for interior design to create beautiful, inspired, spaces for others. Shirley’s Loft trades in everything from contemporary and abstract art to custom tables, doors, and a whole lot more. She transforms spaces by adding color, personality, emotion and sophistication. Shirley is happy to collaborate with those wanting to commission a piece of custom art.