Gaye Sekula



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Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Cowboy from Tombstone by Gaye Sekula
14" x 11"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Maverick by Gaye Sekula
Acrylic 12" x 9"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Abigail by Gaye Sekula
8" x 8"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Taos Hollyhocks by Gaye Sekula
10" x 8"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Kachina Lodge by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 8" x 10"
 
Last October I had the wonderful experience of taking a week-long workshop with the one and only Albert Handell. The workshop was held in and around Taos, New Mexico, my spiritual home away from home. Albert suggested that we set up as close as we could to his easel and paint along with him. He expresses his thought process as he paints so, whether one paints along or just listens, there is so much to learn. The group stayed at the Kachina Lodge, which was the subject of one of our lessons late one afternoon. I set up as near Albert as I could and tried to follow along. My results were less than stellar but I learned a lot by watching, listening and taking copious notes and photos. Last week I decided to revisit one of the studies I did in the workshop and try it again. I started a new one of the Kachina Lodge, using the original as a reference and applied the things I learned. I am happy to say that this one is a great improvement over the initial one and it went a lot better, too. I may end up doing several with somewhat different color schemes. TIPS: Things you are told in a workshop often take a little while to gel so be sure you always take notes and pictures, if at all possible. I suggest transcribing your notes when you get home. Seeing the demos, hearing the lectures, taking notes and then transcribing them will go a long way in committing the entire experience to memory.
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Sydnie by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 14" x 11"
 
Sydnie is the daughter of one of the members of our portrait group. This was her first time to sit for us and she did a great job!
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Little Muse by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 12" x 9"
 
I have painted this in oil, acrylic and now pastel. I am very pleased with how this one came out.
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
14 months ago 
Peonies by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 4.5" x 8.5"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
14 months ago 
Texas Summer by Gaye Sekula
8.5" x 4.5"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
The Team by Gaye Sekula
7" x 8 1/2"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
29 months ago 
First Nation Daughters by Gaye Sekula
7" x 5"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
30 months ago 
Pensive by Gaye Sekula
8" x 8"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
30 months ago 
Drea by Gaye Sekula
Acrylic 8" x 8"
 
Expanding my horizons, this is my first serious attempt at painting in acrylic. I enjoyed painting this portrait immensely.
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Tonita After Fechin by Gaye Sekula
Oil 10" x 8"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Rio Grande Gorge by Gaye Sekula
9" x 12"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
PowWow by Gaye Sekula
8" x 6"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Chamisa and Sage 2 by Gaye Sekula
8" x 6"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Chamisa and Sage 1 by Gaye Sekula
8" x 6"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Andrea by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 7" x 5"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Abigail by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 7" x 5"
 
 

 
Gaye Sekula Posted Artwork 
45 months ago 
Burro by Gaye Sekula
Pastel 8" x 6"
 
 

 



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Sekula Studio (by appointment)
St. Hedwig, Texas - 210-259-3233

The Art Gallery
New Braunfels, Texas - 830-629-8022


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Biography


Gaye Sekula enjoys painting the wonder of the fleeting moment. She feels emotion and liveliness are best captured in simplicity and finds vignettes most suitable to her style. She has studied under such masters as Carolyn Anderson,  Albert Handell, Laura Robb, Henry Yan, Jeffrey Watts and Zhaoming Wu and has been greatly influenced by Richard Schmid, Tibor Nagy, and Nicolai Fechin. Gaye has been active in the art community for almost two decades serving in various capacities on several boards. She currently serves as Texas State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. 
Gaye was born in San Antonio, Texas. After several years living abroad, she and her husband returned to settle in San Antonio.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
Painting is much like meditation, it is being present and keenly aware, but at the same time, letting go and trusting in all you have learned thus far. Many artists have tried to describe  it with phrases such as  "following the muse", "feeling the hand of God on yours", or "being in the flow".  Regardless, it is really something undefinable, yet undeniable. I feel the following quote sums it up quite well: “We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.”
 
 
 
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
 
2017, August Boldbrush Competition, "Sydnie" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) 
 
2017, September 28-October 29, American Impressionist Society's 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City, Utah
 
2017, June-July, Discovery Show 2017, Milan Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
 
2017, April Boldbrush Competition,  Outstanding Acrylic
 
2017, April Boldbrush Competition,  "The Team" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) 
 
2017, March,  One-Woman Show,  50 COWBOYS~50 PAINTINGS, Honoring Atascosa County's Cowboy of the Year, 1966-2015, Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St., Pleasanton, TX 
 
2016, We the People, Keller, Texas
 
2015 Artoberfest, The Art Gallery, New Braunfels, TX First Place
 
2015 Aspiring [...]

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