HI, I'M JAYA!
I am a working artist and instructor based in Sacramento, California. I have been teaching and showing my art for over 15 years. I am particularly known for my acrylic and encaustic workshops.
So what inspires me as an artist? I love the earth. I will totally nerd-out dissecting landscapes, and skies. The other love of my life are abstracts (swoon). I am also a fully fledged "color nerd." These are a few subject matters that I focus on in my workshops.
The number one reason I paint is to inspire others to pick up the brush.
In my opinion, art (especially hands on, down and dirty, for-realizes painting) is the gateway to elevated creative problem solving. We need that now more than ever. If I can help facilitate a creative shift in one person, one community, I consider that my part in making our planet a better place than it already is.
My online classroom gives me a platform that allows me to reach more totally awesome people who are motivated to begin and continue their painting practice. After a steep learning curve in video production which may or may not have included lots and lots of swear words, Jaya's Art School is finally here! #BOOM