Life in different cultures, travels to 23 countries, lots of dramatic changes and diverse work experience-all these effected who I am and what I express through my art. In 1982 I graduated with Master Degree in Phyloogy and Education with a specialization in Foreign Languages and Literature from Tyumen State University in Siberia, Soviet Union, and began teaching English and Art. Had many exhibits there with dozens of paintings in private collections in different countries. After 10 years of teaching, in the midst of a collapsing Soviet Union, I had to make a difficult decision to leave Russia with two daughters. We immigrated to the US with an incredible support of a local American family whom I helped through their adoption process in Siberia couple years earlier. In the US I worked as an adoption specialist for 16 years before devoting myself entirely to art in early 2012. Member of Professional Organizations: *American Impressionists Society *National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society *Holland Friends of Arts *Zeeland Artists Collective Exhibits and Awards over last three years: *2018 "Feeling Plants", my tulip watercolors inclyded in UK published book *2018 Ottawa Area Art Trust Award *2018 Kendal College of Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, exhibit *2018 "Locations, Locations", Lowell, Michigan, exhibit *2017 "Design & Drive" Grand Prize Winner *2017 Tulip Time Festival, Top 20, peoples Choice Award *2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 ArtPrize *2016 Palm Beach Art Fair, Florida *2016 "The ART of Living with JOY" Holland Area Arts Council, MI *2016 Tulip Time Festival Poster Winner "Spactacle" *2016 Spring Art Show at Holland Area Arts Council, People's Choice Award *2015 Tulip Time Festival Poster contest, top 20, People's Choice Award *2015 MI All Media Art exhibit (2014, 2015) *2015 Grand Haven Art Walk *about 25 more art exhibits in Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids I am very active in our local community as a strong believer in arts' positive effect on each individual and its immeasurable value in our lives. Local landscape is my inspiration for oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings.
Alla's ArtPrize Entries
These are Alla's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Alla's Past Work
These are images of past work that Alla has done.