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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.

 

Pearl Shoe by Jayne Somogy

 

Neon Sun by Jayne Somogy

 

Neon Fruit Bowl by Jayne Somogy

 

Neon Domino by Jayne Somogy

 

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet by Jayne Somogy

 

A Purse for Mei Ling -- the original -- still life by Jayne Somogy

 

Tempestuous Teapot -- Sylized Teapot Still Life by Jayne Somogy

 

Sunbeams by Jayne Somogy

 

The Chair by Jayne Somogy

 

Beach Chair, Sans Beach -- Realistic Still Life of Beach Chair by Jayne Somogy

 

Blue Vase by Jayne Somogy

 

Lamps, Books, Bamboo -- the original -- Asian-style Interior Scene by Jayne Somogy

 

Clown School Drop-out -- Whimsical Drawing of Bad Clown by Jayne Somogy

 

Happy Birthday, America by Jayne Somogy

 

Santa Stroll by Jayne Somogy

 

Wrestle Maniac by Jayne Somogy

 

Ascetic Debauchery by Jayne Somogy

 

Gothic King and Queen by Jayne Somogy

 

Friends, Memphis 1942 in purple by Jayne Somogy

 

Friends, Memphis 1942 in green by Jayne Somogy

 

Friends, Memphis 1942 in copper by Jayne Somogy

 

Friends, Memphis 1942 in chartreuse by Jayne Somogy

 

Friends, Memphis 1942 in blue by Jayne Somogy

 

A Purse for Mei Ling -- Sepia Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

A Purse for Mei Ling -- Turquoise Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

A Purse for Mei Ling -- Aqua Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Vintage Sepia in Frame 1 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Vintage Amber by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Negative Version 1 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Color Removal Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Cartoon Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty -- Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Warm Colors by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace -- Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Admirer, 1947 Easter Bonnet with Orchid Glow by Jayne Somogy

 

Admirer, 1947 Easter Bonnet with Aqua Glow by Jayne Somogy

 

Admirer, 1947 Easter Bonnet in Amber Glow by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Teal Background by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Negative Amber by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Orchid Sunglow by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Blue Background by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Purple Background by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Negative Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Red Background by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Amber by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Green Background by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Nocturnal Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring -- Nocturnal Negative by Jayne Somogy