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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Artist biography

ARTIST BIO

   Irina is a Sammamish, WA based watercolor artist who was born and raised in Siberia. From a young age, she had a passion for painting, but she started to formally learn art only at the age of 28. She earned a Master's degree in Natural Resources and Environment in 2001, and later graduated from a private art school. 
In 2015, Irina moved to the United States with her family and continued to develop her artistic skills as a self-taught artist, learning figure drawing, portraiture, oil painting, and calligraphy.

    Exhibition experience since 2015. Milestones are: 

 

2017 - online exhibition-competition of Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery,  USA (4th place and two noteworthy)


2018 - online exhibition Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA ( honorable mention and two noteworthy)


2021 - SCVWS 53rd Annual Member Show, California; 


2021 - SCVWS Member Fall Show

“Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me”, USA


July 2022  - one of the winning artists of the month by ART from HEART CIC, a London,  UK based non-profit organization. Post is here


August 2022 - exhibition-competition, "Elemental," Speedball Art and Iredell Arts Council, NC


2023 - International Brand Ambassador for Rockwellart , Canada (PC - irina01 for 10% discount)


October 2023 - "Crow and raven" exhibition at the Red sky gallery, Bothell, Wa 


November, December 2023 - “Winter Show of Small Works and Miniatures” at Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, Wa


January-March 2024 Solo show at the 

Cheryl Sallee Gallery, Auburn, Wa


July 2024 Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery Kirkland, Wa


Artist statement

As an artist, I am constantly in search of the beauty and poetry that exists within our everyday lives. Inspired by nature, I strive to capture the essence of these overlooked moments, and meaningful still-lifes and landscapes of Dutch painters give me a sense of the importance of simple things that surround us.


My artistic process begins with observing the world around me with a discerning eye, looking for the fragmentary passages that are often unnoticed but are present everywhere. My work is a reflection of my own experiences and thoughts, as well as an attempt to understand the relationships between objects and their characteristics.


Watercolor is my preferred medium because it brings a sense of unpredictability and transience to my work, much like the ever-changing nature of life. Each stroke of the brush adds another layer to my artistic vision, creating an ongoing narrative that is part of a larger work.


Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to invite others to see the world around them in a new way. Through my art, I hope to create a dialogue about the value of slowing down and being present.

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