Lyla Clayre

Artist + Lyla Clayre

I was born in Northern California where I attended Waldorf Schools, learning to knit and grow food and build things. I moved to New York City where I studied Art and Psychology with the intention of becoming an art therapist. I found that I was more interested in an art focused curriculum and transferred to California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where I earned a BFA in Illustration.

After graduating in 2014, I relocated to New Orleans where the ornate, symmetrical architecture, vibrant colors, and lush plants captured my attention. I began working with a parade krewe painting art bikes and making eco friendly throws. Through support from the community of artists I met there I was able to transition into selling my work at art markets and gift shops and online. 

Much of my artwork is painted on location or "en plein air" in the tradition of the Impressionist painters, capturing the feeling of place and time. Watercolors as a medium encourage improvisation and spontaneity, which lends itself to a place that is constantly shifting. I will never run out of inspiration in this uniquely beautiful city. 


meet the artists

We are a community of New Orleans visual artists. We are painters, sculptors, photographers & illustrators.
We are craftsmen and metal workers, printmakers and textile artists.
We make and create original & one of a kind artworks handcrafted right here in New Orleans.

London Errands
Maggie Covert LeBlanc WalkingMan Studios
Maggie Covert LeBlanc
Cora Rose Nimtz Illustration
Cora Rose Nimtz
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
The Mourning After
Carlos Mendieta Illustration
Carlos Mendieta
Photographs: Dreamscape
Brandy Dufrene Photography / Illustration
Brandy Dufrene
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Sunset at Point Reyes
Michael McManus Illustration
Michael McManus
The Letter L
Jon Guillaume Illustration
Jon Guillaume
Johnny Cash
Greg Giegucz Clayhead Studio
Illustration / Works on Paper / Prints
Greg Giegucz
T.D.B.C Presents: RIP Jeffrey Cook
Dapper Bruce Lafitte Illustration
Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Sondra Venable Works on Paper / Prints / Calligraphy / Illustration
Sondra Venable

Where Y'Art Works is an art consulting company and New Orleans artist collective that works with industry professionals to infuse art into the vision of your project. With our extensive network, technology and resources, Where Y'Art Works is a single point of contact for all of your art needs, delivered on time and in budget.


Where Y'Art is a curated community of New Orleans artists, craftsmen and designers seeking to connect with buyers and each other. At Where Y'Art, you'll have more sales opportunities and access to commercial opportunities to grow your creative business.

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Where Y'Art curates an online gallery where you can meet over 100 New Orleans artists — from painters to sculptors, craftsmen and jewelry designers — discover their passions and learn their stories. It’s a 24-hour meeting place where the artist is always present and the wall space knows no limits.

If you’re in New Orleans, Louisiana, pay us a visit at the Where Y'Art Gallery, 1901 Royal Street 70116 in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood or call 504 325-5672

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