Evolution of An Artist
Immersed in the flourishing creative scene of 1950's New York City, Elaine Hajian absorbed the diverse art influences of her day. A native New Yorker, she studied and trained in a wide range of genres and techniques, all of which she incorporated into her own work at various stages in her artistic evolution.
As an undergraduate student at Hunter College she studied with Robert Motherwell, William Baziotes, and Richard Lippold. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree she continued her independent training at the Art Student's League where she honed her skills in drawing and painting. Later, she was a protege of Pastel Society of America founder Flora Giffuni. For over 20 years she taught private group instruction in her home studio to both children and adults.
Elaine has exhibited her work in many galleries in the New York City area, including the National Art League, Pastel Society of America and the National Arts Club. She is a member of the Allied Artists of America.
Her decades long career as an artist has seen continual transformation throughout her life, enriched by her experience as a painter, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother.From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine has consistently found a way to express her vision through myriad styles and mediums, while refusing to be constrained by the dictates of the art establishment.
The works chosen for this exhibit serve as a testament to the great artists of the past and the contemporary painters of the present, all of which have had a profound, inspirational effect on me. From Impressionism, Realism, Cubism and modern abstraction, their paintings have influenced me and guided my evolution as an artist. I hope the show will communicate my intimate vision of the world through color, movement, form and imagination. Creativity is a vehicle of self-expression, and the love of beauty in all things has provided me a lifetime of treme ndous happiness. There's not a day that I'm not an artist.