Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

I am a self taught artist living in Marietta. Growing up in India, color has been an integral part of my life. Color moves me, excites me and inspires me! Painting for me is a process of discovery. My abstract work is completely open to interpretation. 


The indecipherability of my paintings prevents the viewer from instant identification and compels them to explore the work on a deeper and personal level. 


There is really no right or wrong way to look at my painting. What you interpret is what it is!!


I use acrylic paints, oils, pastels and oil pastels to paint. I love to incorporate craft, magazine paper and other found objects to increase the visual appeal and texture of a painting. In each composition I build up layers of paint and then expose parts of the under-painting to reveal previous versions of the work. It is always a delicate balance between conceal and reveal. I also incorporate random images from my memory which reflect my everyday experiences. The marks and scribbles found in my paintings are a reminder that the practice of creating art transcends the materials and is a form of meditation and introspection.