Murad Säyen, a South Paris artist has new works in Harvest Gold Gallery! He is a detailed artist who expresses himself in a realistic style with everyday scenes from the world around him. He works with oils, producing precise images with great depth and emotion. His miraculous impressions of everyday life make the wandering eye sparkle at the magic light that glows on his paintings. Philadelphia Born and Princeton Raised, Murad started painting at age 6. He furthered his life of painting by attending Penn State University where he minored in painting and photography and finished his BA at University of New Mexico. An independent artist in the San Francisco Bay Area in ’71 he struggled to find his niche. Murad wanted to help the youth of the city that he felt had little positive direction and began making one-of-a-kind collectable ‘art knives’ in ’77. He retired from knife making in 2005, his inspiration paying off, having make a difference in many young peoples lives and accumulated a long list of awards.
Murad now paints full time from his home in South Paris, Maine, gaining inspiration from our local attractions. The Fryeburg Fair, Murad has captured in light and color in his magnificent painting of the Midway. Represented in museums and private collections all over the world we feel it is a great honor to have his paintings here in our Gallery!