Elayna Shakur has been an artist all her life - it’s a way of life. Her choice to become an art teacher is her way of sharing the joy and wonder of the art spirit she loves so much. She truly has mastered the art of teaching art in a way that gives rise to the creative spirit, rather than confining it with rules that at times can squelch self-expression. Her approach is unique and offers more than the ability to create art, but a healing and profound process to activate the Spirit within.
She invented her own process she calls Portrait Therapy, which offers the client a powerful experience of connecting to and healing the layered aspects of the self as they are revealed on the canvas. Elayna sees you and your inner being and is able to capture it on paper or canvas.
Her current passion is painting “Outer Space” and weaving it into portrait art. As a portrait artist, her work is seen mostly in the homes and felt in the hearts of people all over the country and beyond. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she has lived many places including Canada and the Bahamas making Charleston, SC her home since 1990.
Elayna offers painting workshops in her home, commissioned works from photos and private portrait sessions.
She truly has mastered the art of teaching art in a way that gives rise to the creative spirit, rather than confining it with rules that at times can squelch self-expression.