"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is worthy of praise" - Proverbs 31:30, NIV
P31 ART & DESIGN is a Christian, family-run art and design company that was developed as a means to uplift our family's entrepreneurial spirit. Our team is comprised of a mother-daughter duo with occasional contributions from her sons. Through artist expression, we take pride in ourselves as we enjoy the experience of creation and celebrate the uniqueness of every work of art.
We are currently a fully operational online store that not only sells art, but also original pieces that are handcrafted and handpainted goods such as earrings, pouches, totes, and mugs. There are no two items that are the same. We also use our original paintings as inspiration for our fully customizable printable products for our journals, greeting cards, and wall art prints. At P31 Art & Design, our art is our passion available for all to enjoy.
Our company is located in Akron, OH, and officially came into fruition in 2021. We operate mostly as a virtual online entity and can be found across several marketplaces. Our long-term goal is to eventually own and operate a brick and mortar storefront from which, as a hub we can offer a place for many artists to sell their art locally.
Together the mother-daughter duo plans to bring awareness to Black Art while inspiring others to chase after their dreams. Our primary goal is to continue to become active advocates of the Black Art community aspiring to build networks of connections that can last a lifetime.
My name is Stephanie from Akron, OH. As an artist, I try to leave the world a little bit brighter as I go. My works are known for the capture of the strength and beauty of the Black American Woman and culture. My preferred medium is acrylic but I do have a few pieces in watercolor and mixed-media art as well. I love color and the wide arrange of feelings that radiate from them.
I am an active member of the Women's Art League, Akron Black Artist Guild, Akron Soul Train, and the Artists of Rubber City. I was recently the West Akron recipient of the Reminagine Akron ABAG Fellowship 2022. I have had work exhibited in the Summa Hospital Art Gallery Black Artist Show, Women's Art League Fall Show, Weathervane Theatre, and the East Ave Gallery. The gift of creativity is within all of us, let us all get together and share it, spread, and cultivate it!
My name is Kyla Ann from Akron, OH. My art captures the emotion behind colors and creativity that are expressed through all trials and tribulations in life. As a former dancer in contemporary modern, ballet, and jazz, I’ve learned the unique importance of feelings and language displayed through the fluidity in movement with a variety of textures. I am considered to be a papermaking artist by trade. A primary component of my paper-making techniques includes the creation and manipulation of recycled papers and plant fibers. I use fiber and paper pulp as central points for my artwork. Using the pulp as my medium, I have the ability to capture a vision with a multifunctional texturized surface and in some cases, a substrate. . The variety of texture and colors throughout my artwork communicates my story.
I am an active member of the Akron Women's Art League, Akron Black Artists Guild, and the Artists of Rubber City. My works have been shown in various local exhibitions including Vantage Aging Art Auction and the Groundworks Action/Reaction Art Project.