HOW I CREATE
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I was born in Ukraine. Currently live in Ballston Spa, NY. Freelance artist, have a master’s degree in art. Experience of doing art in different mediums for over 25 years. After immigrating to the US I worked in a place where I could practice my language skills – served coffee in a café, that actually inspired me to create my first coffee painting. When I lived in Ukraine and had my art studio, I worked on ceramics and sculptures and taught in Art School for Teens. Now I do some acrylic paintings and recently concentrated on coffee paintings. I also have some arts and crafts with kids and watercolor classes for adults.
1995/01 The Lviv National Academy of Arts (Decorative and Applied Arts)
1989/93 Donetsk Art College (Design)
1985/89 Art School for Teen’s
My exclusive art technique - with using brewed coffee as my medium.
Its based on my experience in watercolor and different experiments with liquid coffee.
Most of my original art pieces are made on stretched canvas with only coffee.
Participation of Art Shows and Art Exhibitions:
Ukrainian Art Exhibition «Chernobyl Tragedy» _1996 / Kiev, Ukraine
Regional Art Competition «10 years of Chernobyl tragedy» _1996 / Donetsk, Ukraine
Art Show «The Artists of The Donetsk Region» _ 1998 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
Students Art Show «Art in Ceramics»_ 1996 / Lviv, Ukraine
State Art Museum Art Show «O. Zabolotnyy and his Heritage » _ 1998 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
The Youth Art Exhibition «Graphics of the Spring» _1999 / Lviv, Ukraine
Student's Art Show of the Lviv Academy of Arts «Graduate 2001»_ 2001 / Lviv, Ukraine
State Art Museum Art Show «The Artists of The Donetsk Region» _ 2003 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
City’s Art Fairs _2005 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
State Art Museum «Personal Exhibition of I. Zabolotna» _2006 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
Palace of Children's and Teen’s Creativity City’s Art Fairs _2009 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
City Art Fairs Exhibitions _2010 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
State Art Museum Art Show «The Family of Artists» _2011 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
State Art Museum Art Show «Euro-2012»_2012 / Gorlovka, Ukraine
Art Show «WOMEN of the CONGO» _2012 / New York, USA
Cornell Street Studios Nautical Art Show «Making Waves» _2013 / Kingston, NY, USA
Coffee Planet Café _2014 / Ballston Spa, NY
Grand Street Community Arts Show «Winter Fair» _2014 / Albany, NY, USA
Coffee Planet Café _2016 / Ballston Spa, NY
Upstate Artists Guild Gallery_ 2016/ Albany, NY
Wonky Studio Art Gallery_2017-2018/ Ballston Spa, NY
Coffee Planet Cafe_2017-2020/Ballston Spa, NY
"50 Shades of Espresso" in Eden Café 2020/Loudonville, NY
"Absolutely amazing!!! It looks just like my son!! This is such a wonderful piece of art and I’m excited to have it hanging in my kitchen! ❤️"
"I just wanted to express my gratitude for the beautiful two paintings you created for my mother's 90th birthday. She was so surprised and touched to have the lovely portraits of her parents. So appreciated! "
"She loves it. It's awesome. Thanks so much for the beautiful art."