LPAPA Founding & Signature Artist Member Saim Caglayan
LPAPA’s February 2016 featured Signature Artist Member of the Month.
Saim was born in 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his BA in Sculpture in 1974 from CSULB and taught art in California Community Colleges for 25 years. Saim and his wife resided in Laguna Beach from 1974 to 2002. In 1996, he founded the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. In 2002 he built a house in Kauai and became bi-coastal. His love of plein air painting and the joy it brings helped start the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, Borrego Springs Plein Air Painting Invitational and Kauai Outdoor Painters Association. His sense of art is one of reflecting the power, beauty, tranquility and mystery of our planet earth, along with the higher aspects of our human experience.