December 15th, 2015
Location! Location! Location!
Living in one of the most beautiful places on earth, San Francisco Bay Area, gives a very good favor to an artist's imagination.
I love looking at San Francisco silhouette from Treasure Island.
I always wanted to paint the skyline and the time has come.
For these designs I carefully drew the silhouette of this beautiful City and filled them with my abstract artworks.
It definitely created a unique pattern that resembles the Golden Gate City, yet does not interrupt the viewers' eye with too many details of the modern life.
And for those who like the clear city skylines with white background, I made another , more abstract-ish silhouette of San Francisco that would look cool on stretched canvas with black or white edges:
December 8th, 2015
When busy Holiday times are coming, sometimes we forget to breath in and breath out.
I wanted to paint this Peaceful Sunset Landscape painting with the calm waters and the pier and invite the viewers to cherish the moment of the quiet stillness of the Nature.
October 12th, 2015
I was contacted by Liesl Marelli. the editor of
Women in Art 278 Magazine .
She came across my work on the World Wide Web, and found that it would add a wonderful diversity to the Women In Art magazine.
Per her note, she was glad to discover artist like myself; and, she was happy to invite me with my artwork for their October issue.
In the invitation letter, Liesl mentioned:
"Our magazine is published (in full) online and also in a printed format. We have more than 40,000 readers and our audience continues to grow."
It was thrilled to share my art, particularly the landscape Blake's Garden:
I was also happy to share my
My artist’s goal is to achieve a balance and harmony between the beauty provided by Nature and the ability of the artist to convey this beauty on two dimensional surfaces. When this harmony is accomplished it evokes a visual experience and generates the emotions between the viewer and the painting. I believe that watercolor is the medium that can do it all.
September 23rd, 2015
Back in August, I was approached by a Promotions Manager for St Michael's Uniting Church in Melbourne Australia with an interesting proposal.
The organization wanted to use my image Calm Quiet Morning Abstract Collage as a hero image for their upcoming September St Michael's Day celebrations:
Each year, St Michael’s UC presents two people with The St Michael’s Medallions in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community.
The award is designed to recognize their work in the prevention of violence, trauma and destructiveness, and promoting growth, health and well-being.
The theme for 2015 awards was Quietness and when administration was searching for an image that captures the sentiment of quiet, the Promotion Manager found Calm Quiet Morning Abstract Collage online.
I am glad my abstract design was chosen to be published on the cover of the event booklet; and, it was serving a good cause.
February 9th, 2015
One of my new painting “In The Garden,” as well as seven
other paintings with landscapes and flowers, are presented in the Solo Exhibition
in the Art Room of a famous Martinez Courtyard CS. The exhibited paintings are completed in realistic
manner with variety of techniques from wet-on-wet to detailed dry brush applications.
Stop by, enjoy breakfast or lunch in downtown Martinez and have a great
811 Ferry Street Martinez, California.
January 23rd, 2015
Here is California Watercolor Association January Newsletter.
It is time to reveal the names!
I am grateful to G's Gourmet company for finding me as an artist and allowing me to illustrate the jam labels for them. And many thanks to GreenHouse designers studio for making it happen.
What a great way to start a new year!
The jars will be soon having a new "clothes", the labels that include my ArtZ Vitamins paintings
December 1st, 2014
Irina Sztukowski’s painting Pink Poinsettia was selected for November cover of The Showcase magazine. Editors of the magazine chose Irina's artwork appreciating a realistic approach combined with continuous decorative floral pattern so well suited for the holiday’s spirit. Established in 1996, The Showcase offers the community a professional magazine with informative columns, community news, community calendars, and articles.
Original Art For Sale
June 26th, 2014
Original Art For Sale
In this semi realistic and impressionistic still life painting I wanted to point out the contrast of the light and dark. The sun rays are moving from the window directly to the rose bouquet penetrating the rose petals and leaving a bunch of whimsical shadows and reflections on the antique table.