About the artist...
"Paint the lily", as well as Polina, is my artist's nom de guerre. The use of one or the other solely depends on my mood :)
In the past, I studied classic animation, as well as took drawing and painting at
The St. Petersburg State Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture - one of
the finest and most renowned art school
Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, I was taking
John Viljoen's portraiture
master classes, and am preparing for exhibitions.
I was very excited about recently opened opportunity for further studies at the famous art school of
Ted Seth Jacobs commenced
at a crossroads in the Loire Valley, France. However, Ted commented about my work: "There is something I don't
understand. I hope you won't mind if I am totally honest. From what I saw on your site, you have developed
your own strong style. May I ask, why do you want to study with me?" - that was the best endorsement for my
work, so now I am taking on my own journey and invite you to join.
While portraiture is my cup of tea, right now I am working on mutual
relation of colours and space. I try to highlight the depth of the
space without resorting to the help of forms or shapes. Forms or shapes
carry out only a piece in addition to the original view of the artist
and just facilitates creation of colour surfaces. Energy of light,
gracious lines and harmony of composition distinguish creation of the
I want to see the viewer’s eyes running across my paintings
being attracted to the radiant application of tones and colours.
Pollock's "The painting has a life of its own - I try to let
it come through" perfectly applies to my art. Do not
consider it as an investment of your money - art never was, and never
will be. It is rather an investment of your soul - something you will
have and remember for life.
visit my on-line gallery and check it out!