Sareka Unique Is an Artist, Illustrator, Designer and
Creator of bright, fun colorful things. She is also a
Freelance Marketing Manager and Founder of Black Girls
Illustrate. Sareka Grew up in Detroit Michigan and studied
Visual Communication Technology at Bowling Green State
University in Ohio. Later after studying Graphic Design,
Sareka fell in love with Illustration and Surface Pattern
Design and eventually gave into her calling to paint. Since
then, she has been using her love of color to transform
products and create artwork that evokes a sense of vibrancy
Q&A WITH SAREKA
What type or artist are you?
I am an abstract artist. I am also an illustrator!
What or who, inspires you and your art the
I'm really inspired by colors that I see in everyday
life. It could be in nature in the form of a beautiful
sunset, how someone uses color in their home or how we
use color in the way we express ourselves in what we
Color has a way of telling people how they should feel
and what they should think. My process is intuitive,
when creating I allow the colors to tell me where they
want to go and what form they want to take. Using a
variation of strokes and marks I allow the colors to
playfully come together until they are satisfied with
their new home and a new painting has emerged.
What do you hope people feel or think about when
enjoying your art?
I love using color as a tool that brings happiness
through my artwork. I hope that my artwork brings joy,
happiness, and a sense of peace.
What do you like best about Nova Colors?
I am absolutely obsessed with all the yummy colors Nova
has to offer. Pinks and teals are some of my go to
colors in my paintings so I am immediately drawn to the
Hot Pink 136, Florescent Pink 191, Florescent Magenta
190, Phthalo Turquoise 135, Blue Green 142, I'm also
loving the Indian Yellow 106.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I would love for people to follow along with my journey
I love seeing my artwork on products so I am open for
commissions and collaboration projects!