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Katrina Avotina

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The_girl_with_an_apple
"The girl with an apple", 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 50 X 80 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Field_of_roses
Field of roses, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 40cm X 50cm © Katrina Avotina
So_close_to_my_heart
So close to my heart, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 46cm X 61cm © Katrina Avotina
Conversation_with_roses
Conversation With Roses, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
I_will_come_back_again_and_again
I Will Come Back Again And Again, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 50 X 80 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Te_extrano_madrid_
Te Extrano Madrid!, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Staring_at_roofs
Staring At The Roofs, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 30 X 70 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Dance_of_fascination
Dance Of Fascination, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 46 X 61 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Midsummer
Midsummer, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 41 X 51 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
See_you_tomorrow
See You Tomorrow, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 41 X 51 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
The_land_of_sacred_thoughts
The Land Of Sacred Thoughts, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 46 X 61 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Goodwill_messenger
The Goodwill Messenger, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 41 X 51 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Fabulous
Fabulous, 2007 Acrylic On Canvas 30 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Field_of_roses
Field Of Roses, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 50 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
So_close_to_my_heart
So Close To My Heart, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 46 X 61 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
Oh__its_so_exciting
Oh, It's So Exciting!, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 46 X 61 X 4 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
20101031105643-midsummer
Midsummer, 2010 Offered As Exclusive Limited Edition Giclee Archival Print Through Art Slant. 41 X 51 X 2 Centimeters © Katrina Avotina
20140808162439-forever_in_love
Forever In Love, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80cm X 60cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808162811-living_the_dream
Living The Dream, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 46cm X 61cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808163244-when_i_met_you
When I Met You, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 50cm X 80cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808165136-everyone_has_a_story
Everyone Has A Story, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 41cm X 51cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808165508-labyrinth_of_love
Labyrinth Of Love, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 31cm X 31cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808170123-everything_is_changing
20140808172452-on_my_way_to_the_island_of_love
On My Way To The Island Of Love, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 30cm X 70cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808184244-empire_of_love
Empire Of Love, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 46cm X 61cm © Katrina Avotina
20140808190319-laid_back
Laid Back, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 50cm 40cm © Katrina Avotina
20160618122041-perfect_day
Perfect Day, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas © yes
20170929212436-and_whats_behind_the_corner
20170929212745-striped_cat_s_story
Striped Cat's Story, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 61 H X 46 W X 2 Cm © Katrina Avotina
20170929212800-the_heat_is_on
20170929212810-where_the_lovers_meet
20170929212835-what_a_beautiful_world
20170929212852-adventures_of_jimbo_-_happy_birthday
20170929212928-adventures_of_jimbo_-_you_are_not_gonna_escape_this_time
20170929212946-and_whats_behind_the_corner
20170929213027-coming_together
20170929213100-corner_of_my_world
20170929213121-hey__catch_me_
20170929213149-hidden_gem
20170929213239-just_a_friendly_chat
20170929213252-river_of_welness
20170929213302-saturday
20170929213302-perfect_day
20170929213313-shining_through_my_heart
20170929213336-story_about_my_best_friend
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Leeds, United Kingdom
Works in
Leeds, United Kingdom
Representing galleries
www.slazds.lv
Tags
artist, landscape modern, Painter, abstraction, canvas/acrylic painting, paintings, contemporary, fine art, gallery, landscapes, landscape
Statement

 ARTIST STATEMENT

 

For me to become as an artist was pretty easy. Colours, brushes, canvasses followed me all way round since early childhood as I’m coming from Latvian artist family in several generations.

Participating in exhibitions since sweet sixteen, won several awards, the most important was opportunity to spend some time in Vienna City, Austria where I discovered F. Hundertwasser’s art which really inspired me. Other inspiring names in art for me are Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, and Pablo Picasso.

For the last nine years I’m living in Leeds City, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.  Beautiful scenery of Yorkshire widens my creativity, here is some kind mix of different natures, it’s like Italy, France, Spain and Latvia all in one.

In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of colours, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colours and images, but the plot plays a special role. The paintings were created mainly during my travels. I try to perceive the world not only in my native Latvia, but also in other countries. Each painting has its own story.  It tells about scenic mountains of Tuscany, the magic cathedrals of Italy.  Perhaps, there are stories about Britain’s magical gardens or a cat that brings warmth and peace to home. A woman waiting for the love of her lifetime…

I wish to spread beauty in the world and to bring happiness to people through my paintings. I wish everyone looking at my paintings to feel the love I can give. Who knows, any person can share this love with others…

 

Professional Education:

 

1998 - 2000: Master Degree Workshop of Prof. A. Naumovs and Prof. K. Zarinsh

 

1994 -1998: Painting Department of the Latvian Academy of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

1987 – 1994: J.Rozentals Art College of Riga City, Latvia

 

 

 

Exhibitions History:

2016: Latvian artists group exhibition "Cheers To Holland" Agija Suna Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2016: Illustrations for children's book, "Fly, who wanted to be an airplane." Author of the book Ieva Samauska.
2014: Digital Art exhibition "Love Wins. Peace Rises" www.thepeaceproject.com, Los Angeles, New York, USA
2015: Solo exhibition "Nordic Partners" office premises, Riga, Latvia
2015: Publication in the book "Love Sayings: wit & wisdom of romance, Courtship, and Marriage", New York, USA
2015: Charity auction "Destiny", Riga, Latvia
2015: Publication in Interior and Design magazine ROCO Magazine, UK

2014: Digital Art Exhibition “SeeMeTakeOver”, www.see.me, New York City, U.S.A

2014: Private Exhibition at Shine Arts Business and Conference Venue, Leeds City, UK
2014:  Open Art Exhibition at Batley’s Art Gallery, Batley Town, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2013: Digital Art Exhibition “Peace, Love & Understanding”,  The Peace Project, Culver City, San Francisco, Dallas City,  New York City, U.S.A

2013: Digital Art Exhibition "The Story Of The Creative", www.see.me, New York City, U.S.A

2013: "Members' Open Art Exhibition 2013", The Art House, Wakefield City, United Kingdom

2013: Open Art Exhibition "Bright Young Things", Headspace@Eggspace, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
2012: Open Art Exhibition at Batley's Art Gallery, Batley Town, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2012: Open Art Exhibition "Winter Blues 6", Headspace@Eggspace, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
2011: The Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Manchester City, United Kingdom
2011: Grassington Arts & Music Festival, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
06/05/2011 - 30/05/2011: Open Art Exhibition "European Cities", Agija Suna Art Gallery in co-operation with European Union House, Riga City, Latvia
15/02/2011 - 03/03/2011: Open Art Exhibition "What is a Valentine?", The Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
11/02//2011 - 24/02/2011: Open Art Exhibition "Threshold Festival - Twinned Part 1", Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
18/02/2011 - 13/03/2011: Open Art Exhibition "Twinned - Part 2", Headspace@Eggspace, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
2011: Group Art Exhibition "Open Space 2011", Headspace@Eggspace, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
2011: Group Art Exhibition "After 10 Years", Agija Suna Art Gallery, Riga City, Latvia
2010: Open Art Exhibition at Batley's Art Gallery, Batley Town, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2010: Open Art Exhibition "Winter Blues 5", Headspace@Eggspace, Liverpool City, United Kingdom
2010: Group Art Exhibition at Greenhouse Art Gallery", Leeds City, United Kingdom
2010: Private Exhibition at Hillside Business and Conference Venue, Leeds City, United Kingdom
2010: Art Exhibition "Something Beautiful", Left Bank Leeds, United Kingdom
2010: Keighley Open Art Exhibition "My Yorkshire" 2010, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2009: Auction of Latvian Art, Interior and Design centre "MC2", Riga, Latvia
2009: Auction of Latvian Art, Ivonna Veiherte Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009: Group Exhibition "ALFA", Art Gallery "Slazds", Riga, Latvia
2008: "Swedbank" Auction of Latvian Art, Antonija Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2008: Auction of Latvian Art in Baltic Beach Hotel, Jekabs Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2008: Auction of Latvian Art in Promenade Hotel, Ivonna Veiherte's Art Gallery, Liepaja, Latvia
2007: Avotin's Family Group Exhibition at Gallery Of Art Union, Riga, Latvia
2007: Auction of Latvian and International Art, Ivonna Veiherte's Art Gallery,Riga, Latvia
2007: Private Exhibition at Art Gallery "Bonhans.s", Riga, Latvia
2006: Group Exhibition at Art Gallery "Business Centre", Riga, Latvia
2006: Group Exhibition at Art Gallery "Bonhans.s" and "Business Centre", Riga City, Latvia
2005: Group Exhibition at Art Gallery "Elizabeth Couturier", Paris City, France
2004: Private Exhibition at Art Caffe "Taste of Europe", Limerick City, Ireland
2004: Group Exhibition at "Private Collector Gallery", Ireland
2002: Group Exhibition at "Mill Cove Gallery", Ireland
1998-2006: Private and Group Exhibitions in Riga City Art Galleries and other Art Galleries of Latvia
1993- to date: Group Exhibitions and Works in private collections in Latvia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Japan, Estonia, Germany, New Zealand, Belarus, Ireland, Russia, Australia, USA.

Member Of:

National Acrylics Painters Association in United Kingdom
Artists & Illustrators, United Kingdom
"Arts Union of Latvia"

Awards:

2015: Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, United States Of America

2015: Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, United States Of America

2014: Showcase Winner Round#5: www.artslant.com, United States Of America

2013: Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, United States Of America
2012: Showcase Winner Round#2: www.artslant.com , United States Of America
2011: Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, United States Of America
2010: Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, United States Of America
2009: Finalist of International Art Competition "Women In The Arts", Italy
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2008: The Second Place Winner of International Art Competition "Humans In The Moment", Italy
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2007: In Top Ten of International Art Competition "TopTen Edition 2007", Italy
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2000: Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City, Latvia
1999: Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco, Florence City, Italy
1999: Grand Prix of Air Baltic Art Competition and Scholarship of the Vienna City, Austria
1999: Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City