Hi there! I’m Sheryl
An abstract impressionistic painter, body painter, creative coach & creative educator dedicated to bring you the inspiration you need.
Painting brings me peace and allows me to go deep into a meditative awake state, it gives my life balance and beauty. I help people like you add more color in your life, whether it’s through a body painting or a beautiful piece of art on your wall.
My art has a very whimsical quality to it with hidden messages about the universe, unconditional love, positive symbols and affirmations. My goal as an artist is to convey all these messages to the viewer and have them feel all the love and light that comes through my work.
A little bit about me
I knew I loved art at the age of eight. Being immigrants it was very hard for me as a young child to adapt to my new environment. The only thing that brought me solace was painting. I struggled in school and the only subject I understood was art. I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up but I knew I loved to paint. I graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy. I liked it but I didn’t LOVE it.
I believe we are all here to accomplish our soul’s destiny and that we must bring as much light into this world as possible with our gifts and talents. I did not fully understand this until the age of thirty-six when I started painting professionally.
I officially launched my creative practice in 2013 after my daughter’s one year birthday. I had my first exhibit a year later in honor of my friend who was in remission for breast cancer. I painted her portrait titled “Bold in Pink” and had a fundraiser for the John Hopkins breast cancer research institute. It was an amazing feeling and it planted a seed in me to do more.
The same year I began my Gold Necklace blog, a space devoted to creativity, art and inspiration.
From 2014 until 2016 I began exhibiting more at The Chocolate and Art Show, Art Landing and Beyond the Lines Art Show.
In 2016 I started the project a painting a day for 100 days and that was what launched my career even further. I also became life coach certified and it was also the year I collaborated with my friend to have my first Yoga and Art Retreat. That fueled another desire to paint bodies and I painted a series called YogArt in which I painted yogis in different yoga poses and photographed them. That was the start of my obsession with body painting.
In 2017 I published my first children’s book “Spirit’s Magical Journey”, written and illustrated by me.
In 2018 I was published in Voyage LA Magazine featuring my body paintings or Body Soul Art. It was also the year I became an international artist and had my first art exhibit in Rome and Frosinone, Italy!
I use fluid acrylics on canvas in order to get the flow-like effect in my artwork. I also incorporates salt and sometimes sugar to give my art a more textured look. The salt and sugar also symbolize the yin and yang in life. The sweet, happy moments and the sad tearful moments.
I have learned that following your bliss is essential in life. As every year goes by I learn more and grow as an artist. My desire is to travel more with my art and have a bigger following so I can inspire and spread the light.
Now About YOU
What are you most craving from life? Do you want to be more creative? Add more passion in your life? Add more color on your walls or even on your body? That is where I come in and can help you! My job is to simply inspire. To add sparkles of love and beauty into your home and life. Whether you need a piece of artwork, body art, coaching, art classes, or someone that really cares, I am the artist for you. The best way to share and stay connected is to make sure to become a Body Soul Art Insider- just enter your name and email below. There I will share inspirational stories, quotes, and what’s going on in my world of art.
Thank you so much for reading this far and connecting.
With deep gratitude,