Payal Sahay Instagram/Twitter: @PayalSahay6

Payal Sahay was born in Bihar, in the Northern part of India  and is one of five children.  Art was always my favourite subject at school.  Aarti art studio is dedicated to my older sister who passed away when I was 11 years old.  This was a devastating time for my famiy and myself and I chose at that point to abandon my passion for art.
My love of art was re-ignited in 2009 while I was buying art material for one of my children’s school project.  While the children were in bed I would paint and draw, and develop my skills.  I took a short lesson from a local artist who used to work from her basement. 
 My family's support encouraged me to learn new techniques in order to add and edge to my paintings. I went to the City Arts Centre in Edmonton, Alberta to take oil painting course. I worked under a local artist with more than 20 years of experience.
I mostly do Wet on wet oil paintings, realistic and rich portraits by using the techniques of underpainting, layering and glazing.

You can find me at 100 st and 82nd avenue at the art walk

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