Holly Aloha Jaynes
St. Andrews Episcopal Church,
135 Lafayette St., Marblehead
May 15 -June 16
Opening Reception Sunday, May 15
Jaynes says “This exhibit is about using collage and painting to express the inherent BuddhaNature that resides in everything and all of us. We all have the capacity to offer loving kindness and an open generous heart.“ Her collages are inspired by glimpses of the everyday and the ordinary. Dark, rich yet illuminating color is a signature element of her work. Light is an important factor. Jaynes makes mono-prints then adds images, real or imagined, obscure or quite obvious, text, photos or nature. The work evolves into a semblance of balance and shape, often evoking the spiritual, dreamscapes and ancient symbols.
The paintings of the Women of New Mexico are “some women I know and some I wish I had known. The young women of the Sunset Series were found murdered and buried in the West Mesa of Albuquerque. Outraged, she felt compelled to paint their portraits, keeping their spirits alive and connect to their remembrance. “Art has revealed to me the miracle of BuddhaNature in everything and all of us.”
Holly Aloha Jaynes is a local artist and member of Marblehead and Salem Art Associations, Lynn Arts & Art Salon of Marblehead. She is a graduate of Mass. College of Art & Design and has her Masters in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. She has been exhibiting and teaching classes in Boston and on the North Shore for more than 30 years.
Other media Jaynes uses are oil, watercolor, found object art, wearable art, decorative furniture and photography. She is available to teach/make art with anyone who willing to latch onto their creativity, “as we all have imagination” she said. Jaynes can be contacted at www.hollyalohajaynes.com or 781-639-7779. The public is invited to her Muse Studio & Gallery by chance or appointment at the Salem Post Office, suites 201 & 202A.