Meet Shay Narzekalski, a Sacramento based Illustrator. Specializing in hyper realistic portraits, Acrylic on Canvas and Wood panel transforms photos into immortal images. Shay also offers digital or graphic design expertise remotely and locally from greater Sacramento to San Francisco areas. Born and partially raised on the island of Palau, her appreciation for beauty and vibrant color is exploited in every piece. The other segments of her background deeply root in the Bay Area of Northern California, a breeding ground for creativity and shameless innovation. Apart from environmental exposure, her father (Marek Narzekalski) is also a talented painter from Poznan, Poland. She believes this eastern European influence was crucial fuel to tangible vision and momentum to pursue a career seen as recreational to most US immigrants. Featured on Good Day Sacramento, her work has been acquired from California collectors to New York commissioners.
A new venture for 2022 incudes designer toys! These collectible figures are designed and painted by the Shay Colorway team. (Available via the NTWRK app as well as Anaheim’s Designer Con).
Follow her journey 2023 into original focus and tattoo apprenticeship through Instagram @shaycolorway