Artist Spotlight + Inside The Studio of Lyla Clayre

Texture. Femininity. Realism.

Lyla Clayre’s watercolor paintings are made almost exclusively on location around New Orleans, and all prints are made in her studio, in the back room of her shotgun house in St Roch.

“Working on location, I draw my inspiration from direct observation. I see shapes and make marks with my brush, and I love to see the tension between realism and abstraction.” – Lyla Clayre

“I love the Impressionist painters. It was studying Art History that originally sparked my passion for painting, and Monet’s use of color has always fascinated and inspired me. My work is also very influenced by my Waldorf education, which involved a lot of wet-on-wet watercolor painting and discouraged outlines and the use of black.”

Read more about Lyla’s process and what inspires her on her Artist Profile. If you’re out for Oak Street Po-Boy Festival on Sunday, November 12, stop by the Where Y’Art Market and say hello to her in person!