Lyla Clayre

Lyla Clayre
Last Name: Clayre
First Name: Lyla
Country: United States
City: New Orleans
Art Form: Painting
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Statement

I live and work in a shotgun house in the Bywater, with WWOZ on the radio and trains passing by along the river. New Orleans inspires my work to be not only decorative but soulful and open-hearted. My paintings are inspired by my desire to make a positive impact on the world, even if that is as simple as creating something beautiful. I studied Illustration and received a BFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, after growing up in the serenely scenic Sonoma County. My love of watercolor painting comes from a lifetime of practice with the medium; I attended Waldorf schools from preschool through high school which involved many watercolor and multimedia art classes. On my own, I began exploring watercolor painting on the wet-into-wet work after it dried and fell in love with the technique. It is still the basis of my process to work loosely first, and then add detail.

Biography

Lyla Clayre is an artist and illustrator living in New Orleans. She studied Illustration at California College of the Arts and is passionate about feminism, climate change, and social justice.

Galleries

Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables
Illustration
Illustration

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Events

Fyer , Fyer!
Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, United States
10016
SIREN Baroque kicks off its third season with Fyer, Fyer!, the first of four concerts exploring the ancient elements, in a special collaboration with the innovative baroque dancers Laura Careless and Marisol Cabrera. The program features blazingly passionate works by Morley, Monteverdi, Rebel, Scarlatti, and Handel, all of which use fire as a metaphor for nature’s wrath, spiritual zeal, lustful ardor, or the terrors of hell. With SIREN Baroque’s “impassioned performances” (Early Music America) accompanied by strikingly seductive choreography, it promises to be an evening to ignite the senses.
Phone: 212-545-8000