iamthenublack: Sherrelle Bailey

Introduce yourself

I am Sherrelle Bailey, a Graphic Artist, Painter and Children’s Illustrator based in the United Kingdom.  I studied at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated in 2009 with a First Class Honours Degree in BA Graphic Arts (Illustration). I create illustrations to adorn cards and merchandise.

When I create something I welcome joy into my heart; I feel energized by new ways of thinking and seeing. I have a passion for painting.  I like to capture a beautiful state of mind on paper and canvas.  Art engages my mind; I believe it gives us the taste to explore the mysterious beauty of our imagination.

Favourite song lyric

‘It’s a new dawn

It’s a new day

It’s a new life

For me

And I’m feeling good’

Nina Simone – ‘Feeling Good’

I’m inspired by

There is an ocean of things that inspire me, like crystalline drops each are unique and beautiful for a moment.

I gain inspiration from people, places, artists, music, poetry, cultures, nature and unconventional beauty. I sail the sea of my imagination and paint an edited version of those discoveries.

My icons past/present

My Mother and Grandmother.  I admire sincere, everyday people, who believe in the beauty of their goals and make leaps of faith in pursuit of a better future.

Thenublack philosophy/mantra according to Sherelle Bailey

Above all, Love.

Make your aspirations a reality. Share the fruits of happiness and do everything to the best of your ability.

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