Saim Caglayan


Saim Caglayan was born in Istanbul, Turkey and came to the U.S. in 1968 to study architecture in California. After three years his interest changed and he went on to obtain a BA in  Sculpture and then he took further graduate courses in art.

For 20 years he taught sculpture and more recently plein air painting and private classes in Southern California.

His goal as a painter is capture the ever transient light and its colors within a composition of balance and harmony.

In 1996 he founded LPAPA which has grown into an impressive force throughout California with a  large presence stretching from Florida to Hawaii.

He has also created Plein air associations in the Hawaiian Islands.