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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.
***Artist Statement***
To me, beauty and truth are everything, and they equal love which, metaphysically and spiritually speaking, is all there is. I strive for beauty, harmony and peace in every facet of my life and, by extension, in my art. I love beautifully curving lines and bright gorgeous colors in unusual combinations, and precise detail. I have had a lifetime affair with the exotic—people, places, objects, music—and I have the soul of a gypsy, traveling through time and space by way of books, television and the internet in order to inform myself about life, and the customs, history, environment and appearance of its fascinating, diverse inhabitants—past, present and future—so that I can present them to you, preserving indigenous cultures as they used to be or before they disappear. I have always been accepting of every type of human—regardless of gender or sexual identity, age, religion, ethnicity, color or race—as long as that human is kind and practices the Golden Rule—and I love drawing all of them! My style is whimsical and has been described as being “informed” which I consider a great compliment. I hope my sense of humor also comes through in my work because . . . well, because life is just . . . FUNNY!

 

St. Somebody-or-Other in frame by Jayne Somogy

 

Pieta -- vintage aqua by Jayne Somogy

 

Pieta -- vintage sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Pieta -- vintage amber by Jayne Somogy

 

Pieta -- negative by Jayne Somogy

 

Orange Rosebud by Jayne Somogy

 

Blue bud by Jayne Somogy

 

Purple rosebud by Jayne Somogy

 

3-Ring Circus by Jayne Somogy

 

Green Diamonds by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Pastel Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Pink Frosting Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Raspberry Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Cherry Cake #2 by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Red Velvet Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Coral Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Sunset Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Orange Cake #2 by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Rusty Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Gold Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Kiwi Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Chocolate Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Dark Chocolate Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Blueberry Banana Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Cake Multicolor Yellow by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Preppy Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Salad Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Cake Multicolor Blue by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Blueberry Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Cake Multicolor Fuchsia by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Grape Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Cool Gray Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Let Them Eat Warm Gray Cake by Jayne Somogy

 

Leo, Rampant -- Negative Sepia by Jayne Somogy

 

Leo, Rampant -- Negative Version by Jayne Somogy

 

Aqua Krishna Portrait by Jayne Somogy

 

Fire-Colors Krishna Portrait by Jayne Somogy

 

Amber Krishna by Jayne Somogy

 

Blue Krishna Portrait by Jayne Somogy

 

Nocturnal Krishna Portrait by Jayne Somogy

 

Mauve Krishna Portrait by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Raspberry by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Magenta by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Coral and Gold by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Green by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Teal by Jayne Somogy

 

I Am Siamese in Royal Blue by Jayne Somogy

 

Cat Eyes -- Multi-Color 1 by Jayne Somogy