Glenda Shulleeta creates abstract art inspired by family, faith and life. Known for her portrayal of barns, churches, angels, and flowers, the vibrant colors fly off the canvas and are sometimes complimented by muted colors, taking viewers to a world that blends reality with fantasy.
Glenda paints purely by memory and believes many of the most vivid and complex images that humans see are the ones in their memories’ eye, which have even more allure than anything they can see with physical eyes. Her pictures draw up old memories and influence fresh imagination.
The lifelong artist is a former award-winning art teacher and renowned interior designer, but more importantly, a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of four boys who affectionately know her as “Yaya!”
She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned accredited teaching qualifications from the University of Richmond.
“I’ve been an artist as long I can remember and have a passion for how design and colors blend to create beauty and intrigue. But I only truly found myself as an artist after teaching young students -- seeing how they keep art simple and fun, while letting their imaginations roam free. I love art and the joy and emotion it has on people.“
-- Glenda Shulleeta, artist
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Richmond Times-Dispatch Article: Art has 'life of its own' in Shulleeta paintings