Worldly known for creating surrealistic compositions in Photoshop, Shaylin Wallace "Shay The Surrealist" is a 24-year old digital artist from Wilmington, Delaware.
She strives to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, catching her audience’s attention with her surreal, yet so real masterpieces. An artist who pushes her own limitations creatively, Shay excels in multiple mediums including photography, graphic design, and digital illustration. She uses art as a way to connect and communicate her deepest thoughts and emotions.
As a 21st Century renaissance woman, Shay’s legacy is to create the unimaginable and to inspire others to pursue their passions, to follow their dreams.
Clients include: Mercedes Benz, Netflix, Adobe, LIFEWTR, Warner Bros, and more!
Her artwork has been exhibited in/at:
Art Basel Miami, New York
Genoa & Milan Italy, Paris France, & Porto Portugal
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Based in Washington D.C.
B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Salisbury University, Spring 2021
Who is your muse?
"I am my own muse. My artwork is a reflection of myself and it wasn’t until last year I realized that. Whether it’s a deep emotion, random thoughts running through my mind, or my own experiences, I subconsciously show it in my artwork."
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What is the biggest challenge of being an artist?
"As an artist, there are many big challenges that I have faced. From knowing my worth, to wanting to constantly produce my best work (perfectionism mindset), imposter syndrome, to not receiving the recognition/credit I deserve for my craft; there are just so many big challenges that I have faced on my journey. I guess the answer to this question will be different for every artist based on their own experiences."