As a woman of faith, Shardaya creates abstract paintings drawn from spirituality and the experience color & form create. Rooted in the idea of a Creator and the reflection of transcendence, she creates visual experiences to impact lives, “one canvas at a time.”
Shardaya Jones is an African American artist born and raised in Rand, West Virginia. Based in Atlanta, GA, her artistic practice continues to expand the perimeters of arts & culture. Shardaya received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA. In addition to her fine art career, Shardaya is the CEO & Founder of her graphic design agency, SM Studio. Jones has exhibited nationally & virtually, including shows at the Bobick Gallery, Pulgram Art Gallery, Savannah College of Art & Design, Emma Darnell Aviation Museum & Conference Center, Rek Gallery, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, and Black Girls Who Paint. Shardaya has been interviewed by various publications for her creative practice, including VoyageATL & Canvas Rebel magazine. She was curated to paint live for various organizations and religious institutions across the Metro Atlanta area, including Embassy City Church, New Life Cathedral IFC, and Paint on Purpose, Inc. As an artist and art educator, Shardaya uses her God-given gift of creative expression to impact, inspire, and encourage all she encounters…through color.