Merryl Jaye

North Hills, CA

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About the Artist:
If you are interested in Fine Art Reproductions, please contact Merryl at or call 818-891-3920

Raised in Southern California, Merryl began painting at age twelve. Fascinated by performing arts, she also studied and sang light opera, winning multiple scholarships. In her late teens, Merryl served her country by entertaining the troops in Vietnam with the USO. After a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, and having appeared on stage and television, she chose to pursue her other passion: painting.

Like her gift of music, Merryl's art has a harmony of composition. Her subject matter consists of people or places you feel you've known before. They appear timeless whether it's her enchanting cottages, her ethereal landscapes or her heartfelt images of children. Her provocative depictions of women of every ethnicity combine the qualities of sensuality and dignity.

Starting as a classical artist, Merryl's technique instinctively transitioned into a more free-styled, interpretive approach.

Merryl's deep background in music is also a major influence in her artwork. This allows her the sensitivity and understanding to capture on canvas the emotion and spontaneity of jazz in live performance. Merryl began painting portraits of the jazz greats in 2005 and has since expanded into other musical legends. Selected for their preeminence in their field, her subjects have been vividly rendered, using a fresh, contemporary, expressionistic style.

Merryl Jaye's original paintings and reproductions are owned and sought after by an ever widening list of prestigious collectors, including many notables in varied fields of politics, business and entertainment.

For portrait inquiries contact:

Merryl Jaye Studio
15135 Nordhoff St. #10
No. Hills, CA 91343
(818) 891-3920

Artist Statement:
My subject matter consists of people or places you feel you've known before.

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