Alyne Harris

Alyne Harris

Mayodan, NC, Outsider Artist


Alyne Harris is a self-taught artist who supports herself through painting and by working as a housekeeper.

Though she started her artistic activities by drawing in the mud and sand, she now paints in acrylics on board, paper and canvas. She uses brushes, her fingertips, or anything available such as a stick or kitchen utensil.

Using her vivid imagination and great fervor, she is inspired by church, black history, remembrances from childhood and nature. Her favorite subjects are angels and devils, churches and choirs, black people, “slave life,” flowers, bees and birds.

Her favorite art subjects are church scenes and slavery as she imagines it.

She does not give her paintings titles, only descriptions of each work.