When hunting for subjects for my articles, I saw quite a lot of contemporary Russian painters but I only liked Anna.
I liked Anna a lot. She is an Ukrainian painter, born in Kiev, 1972.
Her cotton candy paintings remind me in a way of Kathleen Earthrowl which I have presented here.
Diffuse landscapes, hints of still life, the colors of the nature, all combined into a beautiful personal touch, to which she is very faithful.
If you read my previous articles you probably know which one is my favorite. It is this one:
I like to think I see snow covered houses, as if I’m looking through a frozen patch of glass, somewhere in Crimea.
Anne certainly has some favorite subjects and, along with her unusual stile, this makes her a unique painter, easily recognizable.
I really think that a painter’s touch should be highly visible throughout all her creations. Maybe our brain is specifically looking for common elements, wants to recognize colors, patterns and shapes, feeling much more comfortable when it finds them.
I think I can see trees in her paintings, Mexican looking buildings, delicate flower vases, icicles.
Some of her paintings have a rich, texture which visually enhances them, as it is the case with this one.
Until recently, when Ion Danu opened my eyes, I wasn’t paying much attention to texture. I am now beginning to see this dimension in paintings. I think it adds an new aspect, a tactile dimension to an art which was originally strictly visual.
This is a selection of her work, those that I like the most.
I chose these from many of her paintings to be found here.