“Some are historical figures, while others are from my imagination,” said Shasta, who has attended Creative Clay’s studio art classes since 2012. “They are all distinguished in their own way.”
Shasta G. is a painter and mixed media artist who creates work that conveys her sense of style. She says her color choices originate from her feelings on a particular day. This is her first solo exhibit at Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery.
“Shasta is a dedicated artist willing to explore different genres, from abstract to landscape to portraits,” said Gallery and Exhibitions Director Jody Bikoff. “She returns often to the woman as her subject, as seen in this collection.”
Shasta has been making art since childhood, drawing often with colored pencils. She recalls childhood outings to museums in Chicago with her father and visits to her great aunt’s home.
“My great aunt is an inspiration to me, always beautiful and caring, and I can always rely on her,” said Shasta G. Shasta moved to Florida in 1989 and joined the United States Navy in 1995. “I gained inspiration from my time in the Navy, she said. “I’ve seen a lot, and it brings out the beauty of the art.”
“Elegant Women” opened Feb. 10, with “Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today,” which honors Black History Month, highlighting the Civil Rights Movement, from the 1950s through today. Both exhibits continue through April 5.
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