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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.


Hall paints and creates from experiences, memories, dreams, and visions. Her paintings have been used as surface designs for textiles, apparel, and accessories. As a designer with, she was featured in February 2018 as one of their top designers and again in 2019 during Black History Month. Being in 2021 to the present Hall's wearable art and art cards are for sale in the North Carolina Museum of Art, museum store. 


Originally from North Carolina, she ventured to Alaska in 1981. For eighteen years she taught art to children and adults of all ages. Five of those years she returned to North Carolina to teach art. After over thirty years as an educator, principal, and district supervisor, Hall is now concentrating on her art in her Raleigh studio, “Color Speaks Studio.” Hall’s colorful artwork is among many private art collections from Anchorage, Alaska to North Carolina.


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.

Having returned to North Carolina permanently, she continues to share her love for the arts in her home state. Hall says her greatest joy is doing painting sessions with the senior citizens and adults who have not realized their creative talents.

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