Sasha Allanja Lyth
Like many artists, I consider myself a visual storyteller. On one hand, I love capturing moments, expressions, and subtle gestures through figurative realism, while on the other hand I am inspired by the feelings and interpretations that can be created through color, texture, and abstraction. My work is thus both illustration as well as a window into the subconscious, and as I evolve as an artist, these two ideas seem to be converging more and more.
My passion stems from a constant desire to improve my technique while making sure to balance this with a healthy sense of experimentation and discovery. This inevitably results in a studio art practice that is both challenging and inspiring.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Studio Art and Art Education, a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art, and an MA in Education from Humboldt State University. I currently teach art and ceramics at Saint Bernard's Academy and serve on the Board of Directors for the Humboldt Arts Council. I am also the Co-Founder/Visual Artist for Recharge Escapes, LLC, a unique fitness and art travel company that hosts retreats around the globe. My work has been exhibited throughout Humboldt County and is in many private collections.