Aija Sears - fine artist

The grandest art is found outdoors in nature. This ever-changing miracle is inspirational. I find the most pleasure in meandering, observing, and then using the shapes, rhythms and curves to inspire my work. I’m trained as a botanical illustrator, but am exploring digitally scanned images of natural objects which are not only art by themselves, but a starting point for lines and forms inspired by their organic forms. Plants play such an important role in our lives. They provide the air we breathe, shelter material, sustain us nutritionally, beautify our world and make our soul sing.

Art Studies:
Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, Art Student’s League, Parsons School of Design, Westchester Art Workshop, The New York Botanical Garden, Studio 16

Exhibits:

Westchester Art Workshop
Ossining Public Library
Rye Art Center
The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson
Bartlett Arboretum
Christ Church Riverdale
New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ
Bronx Borough President’s Office
Atria Riverdale
Atria New York City
Cabrini Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mt. St. Vincent College
Manhattan College
Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Riverdale Presbyterian Church
Sterling Glen, Forest Hills, NY
Highstead Arboretum, Redding, CT
Greenwich Audubon Center
Trinity Museum, Trinity Church Wall Street
Eastchester Library
Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Lazarus Gallery, United Hebrew
Bronxville Library
Creations OSA