Jayne Somogy
  • Female
  • Conyers, GA
  • United States

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PEN & INK VICTORIAN HOUSE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 4, 2014. 1 Reply

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Neon Sun

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"all  nice posts"
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Neon Domino

"Glad I asked Jayne....lol....interesting how we all approach our works differently....yes, you usually include some kind of historic bkgrnd with your pieces...for me, as long as I know what I want to draw I have no problem executing it....its being…"
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"Nelson, funny you should ask!  Most of the time I'm working from a reference photo and will do research regarding that individual so I know their history and background.  In this case, it was quite different.  I sat down with…"
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Neon Domino

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Neon Domino

"Interesting concept Jayne....what inspires a new art piece....do you do random researches and then pick from that...."
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Neon Domino

4x4, acrylics, ink, rhinestone on canvas. A “domino” is a costume consisting of a hooded robe worn with an eye mask at a masquerade, or the mask itself, and this graphic, abstract face reminds me of that.
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I’m Just DRAWN That Way! (version 2)

"Nelson--who's this "Angela" you speak of??  Cheating on me, are you?  LOL"
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I’m Just DRAWN That Way! (version 2)

14x17, colored pencil, charcoal, paper collage. The original version of this portrait of Jessica Rabbit that I did 2 years ago had a plain white background; I thought it lacked "context" so I added this collage background of old movie posters.…
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JAYNE'S BIO

I am open to helpful critique on any of my art, if you are so inclined!  Although I enjoy getting positive feedback--who doesn't?--something of a critical nature might be more instructive!

Although born, raised & educated in the Midwest, I spent most of my life in Los Angeles, Calif.  I grew up in a small town outside of Cleveland, Ohio, attended college in Indiana, & graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin with a degree in Theatre, where I concentrated in musical theatre & costume design. Throughout my life, I have been engaged in some form of the arts—drawing, designing, dancing, music, acting, writing—at times concentrating on one or the other but never leaving the others too far behind.  I started designing clothes at around 9 yrs of age when I had an Elizabeth Taylor paper doll—I got bored with the paper clothes that came with it, took the doll & drew her outline on a piece of paper & started creating my own designs.  I have also had a love affair with all the performance arts, studying dance, voice, acting.  I spent much of my teens & 20's onstage performing in musical comedies. The “exotic” has always attracted me—when I chose a musical instrument to play, I chose the oboe, for its exotic Middle Eastern sound; when I put together a Halloween costume as a pre-teen, I created an Indian sari; when I decorate my house, it looks like the inside of a gypsy caravan. And after studying ballet & jazz for a number of yrs in my youth, I discovered my ideal genres in my early 50's—flamenco & belly dance—& in fact, I was a professional belly dancer/belly dance teacher in L.A. during the first decade of the new millennium. Of course, like most artistically-inclined folks living in the “real” world, I had to compromise to make a living—I spent many years as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, word processor, proofreader, graphic artist, waitress, etc.  In the late ‘80s I went back to school & earned a Professional Certif. (summa cum laude) in Fashion Design from FIDM in L.A.  Once I discovered belly dance, it was not a big stretch to start designing/making my own costumes, as well as for other dancers, which I still do to a lesser degree to this day.

I have taken many art classes throughout high school and college--mostly drawing, figure drawing, perspective; not much painting--and also used to model for figure drawing classes (yes, nude--I mean, SOMEBODY has to!).  My ability to draw the human figure really improved during fashion design school, although I now tend to draw figures at least 8 heads high because that's the way it's done in fashion.

 I never married but I raised a son by myself & now have a grandson as well.  I moved to Georgia in ‘08, having “retired” from full-time employment, but never retiring from the arts.

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At 6:31pm on February 18, 2017, John Andreou said…

Jayne - many thanks for your wonderful comment on my Rihanna portrait.  Its not very often I get a blessing like you gave me.  It was so uplifting so thanks once again,

John xx

At 5:07pm on January 29, 2017, sharon oppenheimer said…

Really enjoyed looking through your gallery again. So many fantastic pieces !!

At 4:50am on October 28, 2015, Ed Holland said…

thanks Jayne

enjoy your day

Ed

At 11:33am on September 21, 2015, nora shepley said…
HI JAYNE,

THANK YOU, GLAD TO BE FRIENDS

NORA
At 4:45am on September 6, 2015, Renate Fekete said…

my paintings reflect my life mainly- what I see and whom I meet-

At 3:15pm on September 5, 2015, Renate Fekete said…

thank you, I am honoured

renate fekete

At 11:43pm on August 7, 2015, nora shepley said…

HI JAYNE,  WILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND PUT SIZES   ON ALL OF THE  PAINTINGS,  THANK YOU

At 9:30pm on July 10, 2015, michele josiane martin said…

jayne you are such a wonderful artist i am honoured to have you share in my own art. i love your very much. i have mentioned before how i enjoy your cultural pieces. you have a gift for that. well done jayne. very nice done. and thank you again. xx

At 11:36pm on March 22, 2015, Wraymona Low said…

J. The Tan Graphite is a product of Derwent, called Graphitint. I just bought them this week. I'm not too certain I'm going to like them or not. The red was somewhat clumpy. The tan worked well with the horse drawing. I'll keep using them to decide whether or not to continue with them. ~~Wray~~

At 5:27pm on March 18, 2015, michele josiane martin said…

thank you jayne...57!!!!!!!! 

 
 
 

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