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Katia is both a plein air and studio painter. Born and raised in Russia, she showed a keen interest in visual arts and started drawing and painting at an early age. Though primarily self-taught, she has participated in various workshops led by prominent painters.

 

She takes a direct approach to painting and leans toward the abstract. She likes to find strong compositions in nature or in still life, wanting to say something specific about her reaction to a place or a moment in time - to capture the essence of what moves her. She believes that artists are poets rather than journalists. Katia pursues her painting with zest, boldness, passion and sincerity. Her paintings are full of color, shape and light, vibrant colors and energy. She prefers to keep her paintings suggestive rather than refining them to a polished state. Katia believes that saying less is more powerful.

Katia currently lives in Lincoln City, OR. In addition to practicing her art and raising a loving child, she practices and teaches yoga.

 

Recent Exhibitions:

2020 - For the Seventh Generation, Portland, OR

2020 - Your Art’s Desire, Pacific City, OR

2019 - Art on the Edge Studio Tour group show, Lincoln City, OR

2019 - Your Art’s Desire, Pacific City, OR

2018 - 60 Works in 60 Days, Chessman gallery,  Lincoln City, OR

2018 - Toledo Plein Air group show, Toledo, OR

2018 - Art on the Edge Studio Tour group show, Lincoln City, OR

2017 - Lavender Art Festival, group show, Newberg, OR

2017 - Studio Tour, group show, Lincoln City, OR

2016 - “Suggesting Reality” solo show, Chessman gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2015 - Salem Art Fair & Festival, Salem, Oregon

2013 – Salem Art Fair & Festival, Salem, Oregon

2013 – “Paintings from Life” solo show, Chessman gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2012 - Let There Be Arts Gala, Chessman gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2012 – Artists Village, McMinnville, Oregon

2010 - Let There Be Arts Gala, Freed gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2010 – Art Sea Street Fair, Lincoln City, Oregon

2009 – Annual Spring Art Show, Artists’ Studio Association, Lincoln City, Oregon

Awards:

2018 - 1st place, Toledo Plein Air competition, Toledo, OR

2017 - Honorable Mention, Newberg, OR Lavender Festival

2017 - Judges Pick, Dailypaintworks monthly contest

2009 - 2nd place Annual Spring Art Show, Artists’ Studio Association, Lincoln City, Oregon