Jerusalem!

Artist: 
Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson
Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:15pm - Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:15pm
Location: 
Main Library
Artwork available for purchase: 
yes
Medium: 
Mixed media - watercolor, collage, and pastel

Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson was born in the former Soviet Republic, in what is now the country of Uzbekistan. If you picture the small country North of Afghanistan, South of Kazakhstan and West of China, it is there. She was three years old when she started drawing. Tatyana's parents enrolled her in Art School as soon as she was old enough, at the only Art School in the city where one had to pay for classes. Five dollars per month for classes four times per week was a lot of money for her family. The teachers taught the basics in art and a desire to challenge oneself all the time.

After Tatyana moved to United States in 2002, she finally got the opportunity to do what she always wanted to do: create.  She writes:

I paint what touches me, what I fall in love with. I work in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor because I see future paintings in different media depending on what I am going to paint. If you look at my art you will see how much I like what I am doing. I hope you will fall in love with my subjects also!

This mixed media exhibit portrays Jerusalem, a favorite place for Tatyana.  Working in watercolor, pastels, and stained collages, she evokes the dusty, sunny personality of a faraway land.