Alayne Sahar is a Romantic Realist Watercolor painter whose aesthetic depicts the female figure in the natural world where the mood is romantic and the women are portrayed as ardent poetic beings who evoke the soulful side of femininity.
She focuses on three primary ideas about women; the concept of femininity as seen through the lens of the five elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Aether), Sacred Geometry and the influence of the divine in our day to day lives; sometimes with a touch of irreverence. Her paintings relate more to a state of mind, mood and feeling than to a tangible object. It is personal biography meets movement, emotion, passion and color. The subjects muse and fuse the classical and the modern, the flat and the defined, the representational and abstract.
Trained in drawing and painting since childhood, Alayne completed her Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, and has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where she currently resides. The artist's work is part of the permanent collection at the Southern Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her painting titled Gratitude was exhibited at the premier International Biennial Portrait Competition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019.
A member of Poets/Artists since 2018, Sahar's painting titled Cloud Gazers was curated into the show titled Shelter and will be part of the Lunar Codex Nova Project headed to the Moon in 2022.
She has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions both within North America and in Europe. Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club in New York, The Salmagundi Club, The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, and she has had solo exhibitions in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She has been published in North Light Books- Incite IV, and a series of Imaginaire books, specifically Imaginaire V, VII and X, Who is God series I-IV, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and most recently in American Art Collector, Issue 194. Alayne was nominated by Watercolor Artist Magazine for three consecutive years as one of "Top Ten Artists to Watch".
Alayne is currently represented by D Anthony Gallery in Wausau, Wisconsin. Click on this link to view her work and purchase.
Alternatively, a number of her paintings are available for purchase through 33 Contemporary Gallery via Artsy using the 33 icon on this page or this link.