Featured Artist Sharon Sayegh

Sharon Sayegh’s paintings contain layers of meaning, symbolism and narrative. Visit her website to learn more about this fascinating artist.

 

"They Came For Me On An Indigo Night" Oil and Swarovski Crystal, 30" x 24" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“They Came For Me On An Indigo Night” Oil and Swarovski Crystal, 30″ x 24″

 

Making art was always my passion. I majored in painting in college and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Several years ago, I decided to free myself from working from the model and make up figures from my imagination.

 

"Marriage of East and West" Oil and Gold Leaf, 24" x 36" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marriage of East and West” Oil and Gold Leaf, 24″ x 36″

 

I’ve always loved primitive art, perhaps because I grew up with the paintings of my parents’ close friend and naive painter Malcah Zeldis’ art on their walls. Freeing myself that way gave me access to an internal world. Many of my paintings are interior self-portraits that express my preoccupations and concerns.

 

"Bittersweet" Oil and Gold Leaf, 24" x 36"by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bittersweet” Oil and Gold Leaf, 24″ x 36″

 

My paintings have layers of meaning, and there is a lot of symbolism as well as narrative running through them. Inspiration is everywhere for me. I am inspired by life events, nature, politics and literature. It all makes its way into my art. All of the figures are either from my imagination or are of family and friends.

 

"Iris" Oil and Gold Leaf, 24" x 36" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Iris” Oil and Gold Leaf, 24″ x 36″

 

When I see a work of art that I am moved by, I ask myself, “Why does this move me?” I try to understand what it is about the painting that is capturing my attention and admiration.

 

"Nightly News" Oil, 36" x 48"by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Nightly News” Oil, 36″ x 48″

 

Often, it may be the narrative, or scale, of the piece. Or, it is what I have heard referred to by Vincent Desiderio as the “technical narrative” or the way it is executed. This is an important part of the self-teaching I engage in.

 

"Spirit" Oil, Gold Leaf, Walnut Wood, 16" x 26" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Spirit” Oil, Gold Leaf, Walnut Wood, 16″ x 26″

 

More recently, I have begun incorporating and designing my frames. I am integrating the frame into the painting, which makes the overall piece more of an object. My framer has been very helpful in terms of offering me free leftover wood and providing guidance from his years of experience.

 

"The Nature of Things" Oil and Gold Leaf, 24" x 36" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Nature of Things” Oil and Gold Leaf, 24″ x 36″

 

I work predominantly in oils and gold leaf. I incorporate 17th century painting techniques with contemporary methods and subject matter. I like to take my time working on a piece. Therefore, I have several pieces in various stages of progress going on simultaneously.

 

"Everything That's Magic Happens Here" Oil and White Gold Leaf, 24" x 36" by artist Sharon Sayegh. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Everything That’s Magic Happens Here” Oil and White Gold Leaf, 24″ x 36″

 

To me, success is about evolving, growing, discovering, learning, and challenging myself as an artist. There is nothing more exciting to me than engaging in the process of creating a piece of art.

 

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Comments

  1. I particularly love ‘Nightly News’. Lovely work Sharon.

  2. Sharon sayegh says:

    Thank you so much Jasmine!

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