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Jayne Somogy

JAYNE SOMOGY

GYPSY WHIMSY ART by "Somogyi" -- from L.A., CA -- now in Conyers, GA

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~ Jayne Somogy--who signs her work as "Somogyi," the ethnically-correct spelling of her Hungarian surname--was born and raised in Ohio, attended college in Indiana & Wisconsin as an art/theatre major, lived most of her life in Los Angeles, and "retired" in 2008 to Conyers, Georgia after a long career as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, proofreader, & graphic artist. But her heart was always in the arts, and that's how much of her free time was spent--acting, singing, dancing, drawing, designing, often on a semi-professional level and earned an additional degree in fashion design from FIDM.
~ Jayne has had a lifetime love affair with the exotic--people, places, objects, music--and her favorite artistic subjects are people, and most especially, people she is never likely to meet--interesting but for the most part anonymous figures from the past who serve to define their particular time and place; individuals from the dwindling tribes of indigenous people in places she has never been; and those unique folks that many consider to have been "freaks of nature" because they didn't look like the rest of us. And because she has been an entertainer all her life, she particularly loves portraying dancers from every discipline and every part of the globe, but most especially belly dancers, her own chosen form of dance. All these individuals are rendered with love, a lightness of touch, a sense of humor, and from a sensitive soul-space that evokes a positive response from the viewer.
~ Jayne works in acrylics, pastels, charcoal, art markers, ink, colored pencil, sometimes adds fabric or collage elements, and has a fine attention to detail and an adventurous approach to color.
~ Originals from XanaduGallery.com, SaatchiArt.com and ArtsyHome.com.
~ Jayne has recently added hand-beaded small accent pillows to her collection. Many utilize her artwork, which is printed onto cotton fabric, then beaded and jeweled and sewn into small pillows. Her beading expertise comes from a number of years making highly decorative, beaded belly dance costumes for herself and others. Find her pillows in her etsy.com store, RaqsRags, or at XanaduGallery.com and ArtsyHome.com.

 

Ainu Woman -- Portrait of Ethnic Asian Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Mei Ling -- Portrait of Woman from Chinese Opera by Jayne Somogy

 

Geisha Barbie -- Whimsical Geisha Girl Drawing by Jayne Somogy

 

Chinese Dancer -- the original -- Portrait of Asian Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- the original -- Portrait of Geisha Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Ayano -- Portrait of Japanese Geisha Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty -- the original -- Portrait of Japanese Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Thai Girl c. 1980 -- Portrait of Asian Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Hmong Woman in 1960 -- Portrait of Asian Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Samurai-san -- Portrait of Japanese Warrior by Jayne Somogy

 

Himalayan Smile Lines -- Portrait of Old Asian Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- the original -- Whimsical Portrait of Asian Woman and Child by Jayne Somogy

 

Christmas Cheong-sam -- the original by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace -- the original -- Portrait of Old Asian Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Diamond in the Rough -- Whimsical Portrait of Developmentally Disabled Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Developmentally Disabled Men by Jayne Somogy

 

The Face of 'Love' -- A Battered Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

A Woman of a Different Stripe -- Stylized Portrait of African Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Admirer, 1947 Easter Bonnet -- the original -- Retro Portrait of African-American Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Edwardian Ebony Elegance -- Portrait of Edwardian African-American Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Dassanech Woman, Ethiopia -- Portrait of North African Tribal Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Harriet, Hero -- Portrait of Harriet Tubman by Jayne Somogy

 

Indigenous Beauty in Make-up and Jewelry -- Portrait of Tribal Teenage Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Dour Dower -- Portrait of Welsh Woman in 1885 by Jayne Somogy

 

Noble Visage, Amazon Awa -- Portrait of Old South American Tribal Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Tibetan Pilgrim -- Portrait of Old Asian Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Reindeer Boy -- Portrait of Young Laplander Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Fresh-Faced -- Portrait of Teenage Girl by Jayne Somogy

 

Blue Lace at the Rock Quarry -- Portrait of Young Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Contestant Number 4 -- Portrait of Young Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Hazel Eyes -- Portrait of Pretty Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

1920's Bride -- the original by Jayne Somogy

 

Blonde Hair, Yellow Hat -- the original by Jayne Somogy

 

Girl in Blue Beret by Jayne Somogy

 

Silver Bow by Jayne Somogy

 

Flower Child by Jayne Somogy

 

Beautiful Woman, Reclining -- Portrait of Woman on Floor by Jayne Somogy

 

Lady from a Magazine II by Jayne Somogy

 

Lady from a Magazine -- Portrait of Pretty Woman by Jayne Somogy

 

Deborah and Ruth -- Pastel Portrait of 2 Women by Jayne Somogy

 

Sidelong Glance -- Original by Jayne Somogy

 

Sidelong Glance -- in Frame by Jayne Somogy

 

Magyar -- the original -- Retro Portrait of Ethnic Peasant by Jayne Somogy

 

Kuikuro from Brazil -- Portrait of South American Tribal Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Cheyenne Scout Red Sleeve, 1879 -- Historical Portrait of Native American Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Hair Down to There, Long Beautiful Hair -- Portrait of Native American Man by Jayne Somogy

 

Handsome Young Man -- Stylized Portrait of African-American Man by Jayne Somogy

 

The Late Prince Rogers Nelson by Jayne Somogy