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Jayne Somogy

JAYNE SOMOGY

"Somogyi" -- from Los Angeles, CA -- lives 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 from XanaduGallery.com and ArtsyHome.com.

 

Tempestuous Teapot -- Sylized Teapot Still Life by Jayne Somogy

 

Bottled Swan -- the original by Jayne Somogy

 

Bottle in Blue by Jayne Somogy

 

My Happy Place -- Drawing of Colorful Moroccan Porch by Jayne Somogy

 

Photo of My Happy Place 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

 

Magyar -- Vintage Orchid by Jayne Somogy

 

Magyar -- Vintage Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Magyar -- Vintage Aqua by Jayne Somogy

 

Magyar -- Vintage Amber 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 2 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Vintage Sepia in Frame 1 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Vintage Amber by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Negative Version 2 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka -- Negative Version 1 by Jayne Somogy

 

Sayaka in Purple 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 Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Lavender by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Pastel Colors by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Warm Colors by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Cool Colors by Jayne Somogy

 

Young Japanese Beauty in Amber Light by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- Vintage Nocturnal by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- Fuchsia and Teal by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- Cartoon Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- Blue and Gold by Jayne Somogy

 

Madonna and Child -- Amber by Jayne Somogy