Katrina Avotina

"In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of colors, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colors and images, but the plot plays a special role. The paintings were created mainly during my travels."

Living Like A Royalty - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 x 4 cm

I Would Like To Bring You Love

"For me to become an artist was pretty easy. Colors, brushes, canvasses followed me around since early childhood as I’m coming from a Latvian artist family of several generations.

Participating in exhibitions since sweet sixteen, I have won several awards; the most important was an opportunity to spend some time in Vienna City, Austria where I discovered F. Hundertwasser’s art which really inspired me. Other inspiring names in art are Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, and Pablo Picasso.

For the last sixteen years, I’m living in Leeds City, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The beautiful scenery of Yorkshire widens my creativity; here is some kind mix of different natures, it’s like Italy, France, Spain and Latvia all in one.

In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of color, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colors and images, but the plot plays a special role. These paintings were created mainly during my travels. I try to perceive the world not only in my native Latvia, but also in other countries. Each painting has its own story. It tells about the scenic mountains of Tuscany, the magic cathedrals of Italy. Perhaps, there are stories about Britain’s magical gardens or a cat that brings warmth and peace to the home. A woman waiting for the love of her lifetime…

I wish to spread beauty in the world and to bring happiness to people through my paintings. I wish everyone looking at my paintings feels the love I can give. Who knows, any person can share this love with others…"


Education

Master's Degree Of Fine Arts from Art Academy Of Latvia

Bachelor Of Fine Arts from Art Academy Of Latvia

Art College Diploma from J. Rozentals Art College, Riga City, Latvia

Divine - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 x 4 cm
Buongiorno! Tutto Bene? - Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 x 4 cm
Living In My Heart - Acrylic on canvas 91 x 61 x 4 cm
Golden Mountain Story - Acrylic on canvas 61 x 51 x 4 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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