An updated tree shadows study from 1999, Virginia. I used to say that my main artistic inspiration was Van Gogh. Jungian typology was suggesting to me to be just like Van Gogh. But wasn't his life full of suffering? Is this what I want to replicate? Would his art be so famous now if not for our knowledge of his miserable life? Are we obsessed with sufferings? I find myself liking the works of Maxfield Parrish more now. He had a very boring biography. He studied well, he worked hard, he earned a good living... I do have an enormous journey ahead if I want to get even a bit closer to that level of mastery, but it is a very interesting journey. And what about "emotional" or "intuitive" art? The bottom line is that, without clear reasoning and hard work, it is becoming something that almost anybody can do. Hence nobody wants to buy it from others. Been here, done that.
I'm a homemaker and an artist. I used to work in planetary science. My
native city is Moscow.
I am a dreamer. I enjoy painting lanscapes, still life, portraits,
animals and abstract pictures. I like creating figurative story-telling works
reminding illustrations from books never written or still images from
non-existing films. I like playing with
wide range of media (soft & oil pastels, acrylic, oil, pen and ink,
pencils, digital, photography, textile) and their combination. I like to challenge myself to make one of the kind rather than mass-produced work using different combination of media and variuos subjects. Always experimenting and finding new exciting possibilities. Per aspera ad astra, post tenebras lux. The new website I am working on http://site.linandara.co.uk/ My Old Web
I write what I think and feel. I'm sorry if I offended anybody. Any strong opinion could potentially offend people who think opposite. I belive in free speech and that everyone should be kind, thinking for themselves and honest, not politically correct. Being a human, I can make mistakes. If you prove me wrong, I will be happy to change my point of view.