Releah Michelle was born in Georgia in 1987. She is a self-taught abstract expressionist who has been honing her artistic voice for many years. Merging her love for painting abstract figures and automatic painting around the movement of energy paves a straight line to her artistic vocal cord.
She is currently based in Georgia and is inspired by her ancestors, ancient Egyptian history, the spiritual world, meditation, and the use of bright colors. Beauty also plays a significant part in her style presented in the artworks because she was previously an independent latex clothing fashion designer for a total of 7 years. She presented at NY Fashion Week and put on several local fashion shows. Her creative process for the abstract figurative paintings begin with either her sketching first or free-hand painting figures into abstract backgrounds. Her creative process for abstract paintings begin with layers of acrylic paint being applied on the canvas over a period of days often incorporating a mixed media approach.
Art is a path so I describe my art as an extension of my previous fashion designer career. As an artist and expressionist who is constantly evolving spiritually my art explores the relationship between beauty and the spiritual world. Reflections of the soul, beautiful black woman, and texture are a couple of the subject matters you will find in my artwork.