Meet the Artist:
Michelle (Shirley) Riley is a NY-based artist with a focus on painting and calligraphy. She loves fascinators, chrysalises, and puns. The Jamaican-born artist draws inspiration from the landscape, writers, and musicians. She has been known to play a song repeatedly for days on end.
Riley is a very strong supporter of brevity, daydreaming, and naps.
Shop "Jezebel" Collection:
The "Jezebel" Series
The Jezebel Series draws inspiration from the powerful lyrics of Sade's iconic song, exploring the triumph of a woman who chooses contentment in the face of adversity and societal pressure. Through striking bursts of color, the series evokes a sense of comfort and protection, emphasizing the crucial role that our environment plays in our emotional and physical well-being.
It serves as a reminder that we are often held back by limiting thoughts and negative experiences, but with perseverance and imagination, we can cultivate a positive mindset and grow the ideas that will lead us to true contentment. The Jezebel Series is a powerful call to action, urging us to acknowledge our choices and experiences, nurture our positive ideas, and protect them from the destructive weeds of doubt and fear.