Welcome to Sharifa Creates, The Studio! My name is Sharifa and I am a twenty-something mixed media and abstract artist from Houston, Texas. I have had a love for art since childhood, but it was not until two years ago that I began creating abstract paintings. The process of painting without boundaries or expectations is completely freeing. It brings me so much peace and clarity that I acknowledge it as a unique form of communication between me and God.
Light and femininity are reoccurring elements in my artwork. I explore them both by experimenting with vibrant colors, bold textures, and, most importantly, glitter. The light in particular represents Christ. It is my hope to brighten spaces with His love, joy, peace, and overall goodness.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16