Hi, I’m Shakia
artist, teacher, mental health advocate, garden enthusiast
Based in Shelbyville, KY
I love to incorporate emotional brushstrokes and vibrant colors into my paintings. It helps to keep my work expressive, spontaneous, and more importantly FUN.
If you like bold, colorful, nature-inspired art, join me in this course where I’m going to show you how to create an original oil painting just like I do in my studio on a day to day basis.
I'm so excited to see you in the class!
" I began painting in 2018 to cope with symptoms of PTSD. The panic attacks, depression, and hyperarousal were exhausting. I had survived a home invasion, and found myself trying to grasp at any shred of normalcy. I could not bring myself to even unlock the front door without feeling like my heart would explode...Painting was the only thing that quieted my mind. It’s a form of meditation, and a constant in my life during times of adversity. "
- Meet Shakia Harris Oil Painter & Special Education Teacher, Shoutout Arizona