Hi, my name is Zhanna. I am an artist, teacher, and photographer. I was born in Ukraine, and living now in the USA
I have always enjoyed creating art. I have tried many things, but painting remains what I am truly passionate about.
My main medium is oils, but I also enjoy using watercolors, gouache, ink pens, pastels, acrylics, etc.
I am not a great speaker, but I can express whatever I feel, and say it through the paintings. I entered the academy to major in architecture but I was not one of the best students. I always asked myself, if it`s really what I want to do. Something didn`t feel right. When it came to painting, I knew that I can`t imagine my life without it. I just knew that I have to follow my heart.
I love painting outdoors very much because it inspires me to create and I feel that I am part of nature. Every year I am waiting for the good weather to start painting outside.
At summer - fall 2015 I ran the campaign on Kickstarter and it was successful. The mission of the project was to help me fund Plein air travels across Illinois.
I am very grateful for everyone who supported me at that project.