Pacific Sunset, Morning Blues, In a Tender Wrapping
Tetiana Zakharova was born in Ukraine, received her art education in Ukraine, and moved to Canada in 1996. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. I asked Zakharova to share some insights into her art and her life as an artist.
Christine Cote: Could you say something about the pieces you submitted for this show?
Tetiana Zakharova: I try to distill both drama and tranquility of natural landscapes by injecting fluidity, depth and emotion into each image. My goal is to touch others emotionally and positively through my art; as well, to delve all the different ideas and scenery in my own mind, for my own enjoyment.
CC: From where do you draw your inspiration for your work? How do go about creating a piece? What is your process?
TZ: I am amazed and inspired by the spectacular Pacific Northwest whenever I hike through the rain forest, watch each unique sunset over the ocean, or travel through the interior of British Columbia. Nature is plentiful in its gifts of beauty and I yearn to capture that perfect and blissful scene and transpose it onto canvas.
CC: Is there anything you want people to know about you or your work?
TZ: I observe the world around me and search for unique angles and unreal color combinations to create a disposition of nature in my paintings...a sort of mood that the paintings should bring to their audience. As I start each new painting, my heart leaps with joy as I fathom the beauty that is yet to emerge from my imagination. But beauty is subjective; therefore, I try to leave a segment of my art open to interpretation. Part of this can be seen in the near absence of clearly separating lines and boarders in my works. This allows the viewer to create these lines and is a vital part of my “disposition of nature” as it lets each individual’s unique mind create such lines and boarders and differently interpret the painting’s mood.
Pacific Sunset (36x48), oil on canvas, framed $2150
Morning Blues (48x24), oil on canvas, framed NFS
In a Tender Wrapping (24x48), oil on canvas, framed NFS
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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
April 7, 2010