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About Animal Iconography

About animal iconography Iconography has been a part of my art for as long as I can remember. This is probably the case because the earliest images I can remember clearly are Orthodox Christian icons. My parents didn’t have any original artwork in their little two-room apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, but they did have a…

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Painting Without fear

Scientists say that it takes about 10000 hours of practice to get good at something. Having painted for over 15 years now, I have probably doubled or tripled that number of practice hours by this point. Therefore, I would like to offer a little bit of practical advice and encouragement to painters who have recently…

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Art in Quarantine

When Coronavirus hit the United States earlier this year, I knew that Mexico would suffer greatly as well. Tourism would be affected, businesses would close, our normal cycles disturbed. For the first time in many years, I worried about the future. “Could it be that people will stop buying art?” I wondered. “If financial markets…

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It is almost November. The year really flew by. I have been enjoying spending time with my son Nicolas, taking care of the garden and the house, writing a bit (two books in the works – a short commentary to help young artists, and a book of short stories with spiritual undertones) and of course,…

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