Alyce Faye Jarrett

Alyce Faye Jarrett can recall a passion for art that still burns today. At the age of three, she began sketching pictures from the pages of her family Bible. By the age of five, she progressed to sketching family members. She was told they were good, and as proof, her grandmother proudly displayed them throughout the home. As further encouragement, she later received a full scholarship to continue pursuing art at the prestigious Hampton Institute of Virginia. Unfortunately, her traditional grandfather didn’t believe art was a lucrative career option for Black youth, a sentiment shared by many of that time period. It was firmly concluded that she would forfeit the opportunity. Upon recovering from this disappointing experience, Alyce later moved north to New Jersey and enrolled at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Having fulfilled the required curriculum and a few electives in art studies, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and reluctantly joined the ranks of Corporate America. Not a day went by where she wasn’t sketching something. Whether it was a mindless doodle, drawings of family members, or creating newly imagined and later conceived pieces of jewelry, she always kept her creative juices flowing. As she proudly began to share this hidden skill with co-workers, she became more notable as Alyce Faye “The Artist”, not the scientist. She retired from Corporate America to start her second career in the arts. With faith, most of her retirement funds, and a loving, supportive family, she is now the proud owner and CEO of Alyce Faye Originals.

Alyce Faye Jarrett





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