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Lana Tikhonova

The secret is in throwing a paint emotionally on a canvas and removing what you don’t like while leaving what is beautiful.You then repeat it until you get an artwork.

I used to combine real world and bright colors from the childhood so in some terms I think I can call myself a self-taught artist.


However, I got an artistic education in the studio of Tolmachev M.S., an artist and an honored teacher. As a member of this studio I had participated in exhibitions in Japan and Poland. Later I expanded my education by studying design and decor.
After finishing my education I spent time mostly in travel: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Spain, Italy – lots of countries. I met with people, their stories, local myths and legends. It was so inspiring – I started to write book and poetry.
 
But it was not enough: images, shapes and memories urged me to return to painting, and so I did.

I like history, myths, and legends – all of it inspires me to paint. But most of all I like emotions – our regular daily life is a diverse mix of different feelings. Love, joy, desire, sadness and many others – all of them I try to catch and then express through colors and balanced harmonious forms. I use a palette knife and try to express emotions in fast large strokes so I do not lose the feelings and visions they have brought. I never plan ahead color variations and shades and I do not sketch faces since sketches are useless with very thick layers of paint. For me, all of these paintings are living spontaneous process and clean improvisation.
 
I’m still trying new styles, forms and subjects. I’m trying to mix different styles that are commonly considered “incompatible” so I rarely work with only one painting at a time, and I hardly have a day without painting something.

I hope you can see something in my art that can attract and inspire you as it does to me.

Lana Tikhonova paints for McClain Cellars.

Sacred Love was originally called "Tomorrow"

Artwork is done with palette knife on a gallery wrapped cotton canvas. High quality natural pigment oil painting is used. Covered with dammar varnish to preserve color and protect from UV light, dust and moisture. Originally called "Tomorrow" This one raised a feeling of expecting new things to come, a future. The future wich is not something that just comes. The kind of future that answers your thoughts and wishes and when it comes, it's mood and brightness greatly depends on how much have you done to welcome it...

2016 Sacred Love Reserve (Library Edition)

$798.00
4.83 out of 5

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Kiss of Life was originally called "I'd like to know you"

Artwork is done with palette knife on a gallery wrapped cotton canvas. High quality natural pigment oil painting is used. Covered with dammar varnish to preserve color and protect from UV light, dust and moisture. Originally called "I'd like to know you"

2016 Kiss of Life

$34.00
4.50 out of 5

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