Valeriya Khomar

"My art is, to me, the art of balance and happiness, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter. My aspiration is to create an art at its heart, the peace and light that radiates from the energy of life.”

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

- Pablo Picasso

Four Winds - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

“My father was a talented, multidimensional artist who had a huge influence on my artistic development. Inspired by my dad, I got an education in art and began exhibiting in the Ukraine before moving to Canada in 1995. Soon after settling in Montreal I started working in the Fashion Industry as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Amid my heyday, I made the life-changing decision to go back to my roots and build a creative career of my own as a visual artist.  

During the last five years, I have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. My works have been collected by private and corporate collectors in Canada, the United States, and Europe.”

"Some of my paintings have representational elements and some are fully abstract, some are lighthearted, and some are profound. Through rich symbolic use of undulating, ribbon-like shapes that flow and intertwine, I embrace the world around us and invite the viewer to enter.

In my acrylic pieces, I often use other media including varieties of glass dye, ink, pastel, wax, and more. Moreover, my works make use of wonderful sheens as a result of gold and silver leaf. These materials, manipulated with the help of brushes and pallet knives, create depth,

while maintaining the desired vividness and translucency of color, and an illuminating intensity.

Lately, I am experimenting with a new (for me) media - wood. I love working with this material, becoming connected with nature. The texture, grain, color, essence of wood are absolutely fascinating and inspiring. I follow the original pattern, adding only a few brushstrokes of color.

Leaving a lot of uncovered background, revealed the natural beauty of the board."

Ties - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Familia - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 in.
Serpent - Acrylic on canvas 28 x 22 in.
Prayers' Power - Acrylic, Mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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


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