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Blayne Beacham Macauley was born in Atlanta, GA and attended The Westminster Schools. She studied Oil Painting in Venice, Italy and Studio Art and Photography at Boston University. She’s exhibited her paintings in galleries throughout the world. Her work has been featured in and on HGTV, Traditional Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Living, and Domino. She’s been working as a full time painter and photographer in Atlanta, GA since 2007.
My artwork explores the idea of the human soul. As a soul travels through life it changes. It grows, learns, and is damaged by life events. Certain moments in time can permanently impact a soul.
My work explores those certain moments that shaped and defined my life. Each impactful moment is distilled down to one image (basket, swing set, kite, man with a crown). With those symbols I’ve created a visual language that I can use in different ways and allow them to interact with each other. Those interactions represent the malleability of memory, and how my current life perspective impacts my perspective on the events of my past.