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Featured Artist

Featured Artist

Alayne Sahar

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Cloud Gazers

Watercolor

19 x 13

 

Being in nature makes me feel connected with the universe. My aesthetic depicts the female figure in that environment, evoking the soulful side of femininity and emotions that may be hidden from those who know them, while simultaneously emanating strength of women's internal voice. My intent is to transport the viewer into my idyllic world where the mood is romantic and the women are portrayed as emotionally poetic beings. I would describe my painting style as the “New Nouveau”. Trained in art since childhood, Alayne completed a Certificate of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. and continues her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. Alayne published her first book of illustrations and verse in October of 2010 titled “Dreams and Daydreams”. Alayne participated in the International Biennial Portrait Competition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019. She has been one of the featured artists in the Magic Realism series of books titled Imaginaire (Imaginaire XI, X, VII and V through www.fantasmus.com), and has been nominated three times by Watercolor Artist Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Watercolor Artists to Watch.” She was published in the North Light Book Publication titled “Incite 4 – Relax, Restore, Renew, the Best of Mixed Media. Alayne was the recipient of the prestigious ARTV America Muse Award in Drawing in 2007 and was also nominated for the Muse Award in watercolor. Alayne holds Signature status in the following watercolor organizations: Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Central New York Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. She is also a full member of the National Association of Women Artists and The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries within the United States and her paintings also reside in the home of private collections. Her painting “Pink Moon” is part of the permanent collection of the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts. (http://www.snmfa.org) To visit her website : http://www.alaynesahar.art