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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.

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Fuchsia by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Raspberry by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Amber Light by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Sage Green by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Verdigris by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Bright Colors by Jayne Somogy

 

Caretaker, Chinese Palace in Neutral 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 -- Cartoon Version 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

 

Belly Dancer With a Pearl Earring in Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- Color Removed by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- Electric by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- Cartoon Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- In Coral by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- in Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Peekaboo on Pink -- negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Orange Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Pink Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

The Rare Green-spotted Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

The Rare Blue-Spotted Elf with Text by Jayne Somogy

 

Gray-Spotted Kiwi Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Red-Spotted Kiwi Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Red-Spotted Kiwi Elf with Text by Jayne Somogy

 

Irish Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Irish Elf with Text by Jayne Somogy

 

Blue Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Fuchsia Fey by Jayne Somogy

 

Fuchsia Elf with Text by Jayne Somogy

 

Purple Elf by Jayne Somogy

 

Fey -- Negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Gypsy Man in Decorative Frame by Jayne Somogy

 

Dandy in red Derby in decorative frame by Jayne Somogy

 

Dandy in Red Derby by Jayne Somogy

 

Dandy in Derby -- Negative by Jayne Somogy