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RepresentationSekula Studio (by appointment)
St. Hedwig, Texas - 210-259-3233The Art Gallery
New Braunfels, Texas - 830-629-8022Recent Blog PostsThe Book I Most Often RecommendPosted on 10/21/2018 10:19:28 AM"Taos Hollyhocks" Juried In!Posted on 8/21/2018 11:42:09 AMHouston Texas Face-Off and YOU are Invit...Posted on 8/4/2018 2:22:42 AM"Texas Summer" a Boldbrush Jur...Posted on 8/1/2018 8:30:13 AMThere's Still Time!Posted on 7/16/2018 1:53:34 PMSan Antonio Face-Off!Posted on 6/13/2018 12:03:54 PMEnrollment is Now Open for Online Portra...Posted on 5/3/2018 2:22:13 PMAnnouncing Two Online Portrait Workshops...Posted on 3/8/2018 9:39:45 AMThe 30 in 30 Challenge CollagePosted on 3/3/2018 5:52:25 AM30 in 30 Challenge, Day Thirty!Posted on 3/2/2018 6:45:50 AMBiography
Gaye Sekula is an award-winning American artist known for her broken color technique and expressive brushstrokes. 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 feels a personal obligation to share the things she has learned in her studies and offers classes and workshops in person and online. After several years living abroad, she and her husband returned to settle in San Antonio, Texas.
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
2018, September 11-October 26, Texas Chapter of the American Portrait Society Art Exhibition, Breckenridge Art Center, 207 North Breckenridge Ave, Breckenridge, TX 76424
2018, September 1-30 "Taos Hollyhocks" was juried into PSNC Online Exhibition, Pure Color.
2018, June Boldbrush Competition, "Texas Summer" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries)
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 [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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