Artist bio

Shardaya Jones is an African American painter born and raised in Rand, West Virginia. She has been a resident of Atlanta, Georgia for several years. As a child, she always had a love for all things artistic. In 2019, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of West Georgia, in Carrollton, GA. It was during her undergraduate career that Shardaya found her voice as a creative to embark on her passion for abstract art. It was vital for her to use every tool & teaching to help transform her into a better artist. She is a woman of her faith and that is where the roots of her work emerge. Shardaya creates abstract paintings based on spirituality. She explores how a spiritual experience can be translated through a work of art. She creates these paintings as catalysts to shed light, hope, a sense of transcendence, an exploration of the angelic and to impact lives, “one canvas at a time.” Her medium of choice is both oil & acrylic paint primarily on canvas. Art is seen as a gift for Shardaya because no one can possess the quality within her. For Shardaya, art is a vital element in her life and she intends to embrace the beauty, growth, and challenges that it brings.





Artist Statement

Painting with shades of red always takes me to a place of love, sacrifice, and redemption. A place that God resides in. He said in His Word, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28. To me, redemption can be summarized in two words: GOD WILL. God is our Redeemer and will do so in every area of our lives. So because of his sacrifice the blood washes us to reveal a beautiful story of redemption. The gold moments in the piece represent glory & majesty. My creative process is a moment of worship. As I brush the colors across the canvas I am thinking about what they mean and how they connect. My work is based on spirituality and I think it’s important that each piece tells a story.

How it fits into contest

Ephesians 6: 10-20 sets the atmosphere to prepare for battle, be alert and prayerful. It gives us instructions to put on the full armor of God and because of that we can face anything that is presented to us! It is a call to be bold & fearless in the Lord. “Redemption” represents that courageous spirit that comes from God. Because God has redeemed us from the prowl of the enemy we have the strength & power to stand against his strategies.


Shardaya Jones

How to Purchase this Artwork

This is an original oil painting on canvas. It is available for purchase for $100.

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I create oil paintings on canvas & paper. I also accept commissions work opportunities.

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