Vera Samarkina, a wonderful new to the studio tour this year shares her artwork and thoughts on her process in this week's post.
Born to an artistic family, I grew up surrounded by watercolors, brushes, stained glass and sculptures, but it wasn't until I started doodling - a passion that brings lines to life in a somewhat meditative process and naturally intertwines into animal and floral images, which are often finished with slight touches of color.
My inspiration comes from nature - vibrant flowers, green valleys, and peaceful lakes fill my canvas. Spending time outdoors with my family always puts me into a creative mode. My absolute favorite place is Algonquin park, where it seems I can stay forever and just paint.
I love this feeling of freedom. My creative process is
very spontaneous and each piece may take as little as 15 minutes or many
weeks. Sometimes I keep
painting for days on end, allowing the work to stay in a raw and quite state for weeks. However, whenever the urge
appears, even if it is late at night or half way through my house chores, I
pull out all my brushes, put up music and set the stage to paint, just as a rock star would, as they are about to perform.
Check out the brochure for Vera's location info, dates and times of the Studio Tour!
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