Acrylic, colored pencils on 14”x11” wood panel.
Art has been my salvation and therapy thru life, «in joy and sorrow». I’m not used to talk about my down moments, especially on social media. It always feels too personal. But I’d like to share a bit today to show that even if you see me with a smile every day I’m as vulnerable as anyone else. Like any human and especially artist (since we tend to have a bit more sensibility) I also go thru though days, when it’s hard to breathe. It’s normal, and none of us is lonely in this. We all feel naked and helpless time after time, due to self-doubt, disappointment, fear, stress, sickness, sad news from hometown, loos of something or someone we cared for... it can be many different reasons, you name it. There are benefits to anything that happens to us after all, even if it’s negative or sad, as we get stronger, feel deeper and learn something new about ourselves and others.
I’m a believer that true mission of art it’s not only to decorate our life with beauty, but to talk about problems, give “medicine” and hope in hard times.
Today I talk about searching for light in the darkness, finding strength, motivation and love even in moments of weakness and down.
This piece had a healing impact on me at some point, I hope it does the same for others.
“Eva” - 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" - Graphite, colored pencils, oil-based paint marker, white ink pen on wood panel.
"Honey and Bees" - 18" x 18" - Oil, graphite, colored pencils on wood panel.
"Under the skin" - 14" x 11" - Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, vinyl/paper butterflies on wood panel.
"I paint flowers so they will not die" - 24" x 24" - acrylic, gold leaf, colored pencils on wood panel.
About the artist:
"Deep gazes, halos, long necks, blossoming skins, gold leaves, secrets and stars..."
Evgeniya is a Russian born artist based in San Diego, California.
Inspired by European Renaissance, Russian Orthodox icons, Slavic folklore, fairy tales & modern pop culture, Evgola’s art combines a classic sensibility within a contemporary setting. Something that artist-self defines as 'Neo-Renaissance'.
Her work complements real world portraiture with imaginative and often surreal narratives to highlight and reveal her subject's personalities.
Exhibited, in various Museums, Galleries of USA and Europe, published and commissioned all over the world.
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