Jayne Somogy - who signs her work “Somogyi,” the ethnically-correct spelling of her Hungarian surname—grew up and attended college in the Midwest of the U.S. as a design/theatre major, then lived most of her life in Los Angeles, retiring in 2008 to Conyers, Georgia after working as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, word processor, proofreader, and graphic artist. Her love was always the arts, and free time was spent acting, singing, dancing, drawing, and designing, often on a semi-professional level. She also earned an additional degree (summa cum laude) in fashion design from FIDM/Los Angeles.
Jayne shares her single life with a Chihuahua and a cat in a very colourful, eclectic apartment where she enjoys re-arranging the furniture regularly. Her beloved son and grandson also live in the Atlanta area and she relies on them for “technical assistance” with all the necessary electronics of 21st century life.
Five years ago, at age 68, Jayne turned her creativity to art & works primarily in pastels, charcoal, ink, pencil, coloured pencil, art markers, water colours and acrylics, with a fine attention to detail and an adventurous approach to colour.