Sheila Fox - Around Da Way Gurl PrintSold Out
Around Da Way Gurl Print, 8" x 10" by local Louisville artist, Sheila Fox!
Sheila Fox, also known under the name GodivaGoddess, is a self-taught mixed media artist based in Louisville, KY. Fox has been drawing for over 20 years, and painting for almost 6. Her vibrant portraits of Black women take inspiration from Fox’s own lived experience as an African American woman, as she seeks to celebrate her story and the stories of generations of Black women through the joy of artistic expression.
A Journey of Elegance is heavily inspired by fashion history, and in particular, the legacy of style in Black culture throughout the decades. Each portrait radiates confidence and regalness, showcasing a wide array of hair styles, clothes and accessories. Fox playfully utilizes unusual media in her paintings, from vintage costume jewelry and fabrics, to plastic flowers and feathers. In fact, many of the portraits are created starting with a piece of jewelry as the source of inspiration, and the piece emerges around it.
“When I’m done creating and painting the face, my favorite things to do are style the hair and add the accessories. I feel that I’m the personal stylist for each piece I create.” - Sheila Fox
In addition to being an artist, Fox is a proud mother of four whose love for her family goes hand in hand with her passion for art. Her ultimate goal is to uplift and empower the viewer, as the act of creating does for her. Fox states, “My hope is that the majority of the viewers feel enriched, beautiful and classy. I want them to recognize themselves within my art and embrace the ultimate radiance of timeless modern fashion.”