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Meet the Artist: Simone Majetich

Did you know you can finger paint with oils? We didn't until we met Simone!

“The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.” This African proverb is one that captures the essence of my work and passion. I was born and raised in South Africa and my roots there go back to the 1800 settlers. It was not until I was 17 years old that I immigrated to the United States with my family to explore new opportunities. Following many years of studying in the healthcare field, I now work full time and am a mother of two beautiful children! While balancing all of these, I encountered finger painting with oil paints in 2020. It has been through oil finger painting that I have rediscovered myself, the memories of the beauty in South Africa that I had experienced, and the splendor of the vast world around me. I have not picked up a paint brush since!

Through use of color, temperature, depth and texture, finger painting literally leaves impressions of myself in each piece. What is more surprising is that as I touch the painting it is almost as if the piece itself reaches back out to me. The subject lifts off the canvas! The paintings are colorful and bright and invite you to reach out and trace each impression with your own fingers. This is art that you can physically feel, creating for a more immersive experience.

Finger painting with oil paints is unique and unusual, but the technique lends itself to the blending of my two worlds and has helped to harmonize the beauty I have seen in each. I will continue to paint the wonders that my heart has seen and hope that my pieces will reach out and capture the curiosity in others. I invite you to reach out and start to feel the beauty that is around you.

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Simone Majetich is a Family Physician with Lake Health / University Hospitals. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College, her medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Family Medicine Residency at University Hospitals.

Featured Art in the Mart Artist at UH Hospital Geauga October 18th, 2021 - January 10th, 2022

Featured Art in the Mart Artist at The Wembley Club May 23rd, 2022 - August 22nd, 2022


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