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A Colorful story

Who is SJ Hall?

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Artist Statement

I paint, I draw, I create for the love of art. 

Art is expression. Art is my life’s song, a tune for me to sing. God gave me the gift of creativity, and I choose to use it to let his light shine. My hope for everyone is to build your self-esteem, to express yourself, to create art. As long as I can remember I have wanted to make art. I went to college and majored in art education. What I learned most was resourcefulness. Oh yes, I now know the elements of design and color theory. But to use that knowledge in a way that invokes memories and emotions is the real art.

I share my art, I teach art, to help others enjoy the expression of bold colors, the emotion of art.

I love to teach the youngest and the oldest. The youngest have the freeness of expression without being held back. The oldest enjoy life’s experiences and are encouraged to recreate their wisdom and realize their value as they enough creating art. This is why I paint I share I teach I create. I make art for the love of art. 

So whether you are hanging my art on your wall or stepping out in a fashionable piece of wearable art know that my heart was in creating it so that you may enjoy it to express your creativity. 

SJ Hall a.k.a. Sheila Judge Hall

Meet Sheila Judge Hall

The bold and vibrant hues of Sheila J Hall’s art give us pause as we go about our otherwise busy routines of life.  Bright yellows and orange reflect the warmth of sunlight or floral gifts of nature. Passionate reds and royal crimson, purple and gold denote culture and ceremony.

 

Artist Sheila J Hall, owner of S J HALL ART & DESIGN

Before starting her entrepreneurial career Hall obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degree; a BS is Art Education from ECU School of Art & Design and a Masters in Educational Leadership from UAA. Over the following 25 years Hall became a leading instructor and administrator with the Anchorage School District and the Alaska Museum of Art & History, while continuing to exhibit her art. 

 

Hall launched S J HALL ART & DESIGN  in 2009, first collaborating with Fine Arts America before expanding into the S J Hall wearable art collection. In 2016 Hall was invited to become a contributing surface designer for international luxury clothing line “Shop Vida” : art inspired clothing. Hall now does surface design for several companies. Her designed fabrics are used for fashion, home decor, and multimedia arts.

   

 The S J HALL Wearable art collection has been featured and sold in The DeYoung Art Museum Store inside San Francisco’s largest art institution and her designs is now in the NC Museum of Art Stores.

 

As a community artist SJ Hall was a participant in Garner Art Around Town where her work was auctioned off after the exhibit. In 2023 Raleigh Arts chose a SJ Hall design for a signal box wrap on the corner of Hargett and Person Street in downtown Raleigh.

Hall feels it is important for young artists to see professional artists that look like them. She pulls inspiration from her African American heritage and her many travels. Giving back to the community is something Hall always strives to do.

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