The Greek philosopher Aristophanes, writing in the 4th century B.C.:
"Let each man exercise the art he knows."
"Great energy flowing through my soul in front of a blank canvas. My goal is to share my love for art and bring harmony and enchanting beauty, to the world."
“I was born into this world on the beautiful shores of Odessa, Pearl of the Black Sea, where I fell in love with its majestic beauty. Passion for creating art is part of my DNA. I am blessed to be reunited with my soul.
I was 5 years old when I got my first art lesson from my grandfather. I fell in love with the beauty of the colors and their ever-changing combinations. I had a wonderful experience learning the Trade in Art school and the University of Fine Art in Odessa, Ukraine, where I was on the Dean's list. Some of my paintings were left in the university's Archive as learning tools to future students. My artwork was highly rated by art connoisseurs during personal and group expositions back home.
I move to Canada in the mid-seventies. You have only one life to live if I had two? I would dedicate one to family and one to art… But in reality, you have to combine both. LaSalle College in Montreal gave me a chance to apply my skills into Fashion and I became the Designer and Founder of
JosefElle Fashions Inc. where I had the change to dress and enrich women's beauty for a number of years with extensive, successful collections for the young and sophisticated woman's work and play.
I was given a second chance to come back to my first love, art and do it with more effort, with more energy, that was bubbling inside ready to come out and create pieces that touch people’s hearts and beautify their world.
My fascination with colours continues today, always experimenting with different techniques trying new products, and new material, now working with Burlap, creating interesting effects on the ruff textured surface, combine and create new media. I have exhibited my work in Canada and New York. I am proud to acknowledge that my painting owned by prominent peoples of Canada, Russia UK, US, and Israel! My goal is to share my love for art and bring harmony and enchanting beauty to as many people as I can and to educate through my fascination with colours."
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist