"I have had a special relationship with fine art since my childhood. I have been influenced by art styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism."
Irena Prochazkova is a Czech artist born in 1973 in Tabor and currently living in Prague. Irena had a special relationship with fine art since childhood, in her own words, "every time I had a spare few moments I took a few crayons and started to draw."
Irena has been influenced by the work of Czech academic painter Bedriska Uzdilova with whom she has been painting for the last nine years. In the past she studied with Czech academic painter Teodor Buzu and she is a member of the Black Canvas International Art Community by painter Alexander Onishenko. Irena's work is influence by a variety of schools and styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism which have never stopped inspiring her.
"My idols have always been old masters like Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Monet. All my pictures have been inspired by my travel experiences or images and some of them just by my normal life. My work is full of colours especially blue, red and orange. I feel it this way and I express my mood by that as well. I do paintings as well as drawings. I create portraits, sceneries, abstractions, compositions and still life-paintings. I currently prefer using oil paint on canvas."
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