Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Inna and I am an artist. I was born in St. Petersburg.
My whole life has been associated with art.
In my school every evening for 2-3 hours we were engaged in painting and drawing and decorative composition.
Then I entered the Art School named after N. Roerich. In this school I was given the basics and knowledge. I was taught to love and respect art. Sublimate any energy into creativity. To not be afraid to express ourselves.
Next, I graduated from the University of Technology and Design, where there was more emphasis on current trends in art.
I see no other way for myself than drawing.
In Israel I began a new wave of my work. Here I want to create more and more using more vivid and rich colors. I defined my style in Israel.
I am very pleased that there are people who share my vision of the world and buy my works. For me, this is a push for new victories every time.
I try to take part in exhibitions that I find in Israel.
For me, art is not a hobby or work, it is a vocation. This is what I exist for and what remains after me.
And I am happy that I can convey my emotions and the perception of the world to the canvas.
I try to make my works as positive and colorful as possible, to add to our world even more colors and smiles.
What inspired you to become an artist?
Speaking in a general sense, I was born that way. With a mindset prone to drawing, creativity. It immediately brought me a great pleasure. But it’s example of my mother, who’s an interior designer, that made me an artist. I was watching her working on many different projects and I loved that, I wanted to imitate her in my own way.
What is your specialty?
I can’t really define my current art style – it’s like a fusion of classic school and contemporary art. I always keep classic school in mind, but use more of the modern techniques to express and bring beauty to canvas and people’s hearts.
How and where do you work?
I work at home. I draw pictures and sell them online or doing commissionaire projects. I’m also tutoring painting.
What is the most indispensable item in your workshop?
In my workshop, inspiration is indispensable. Everything else can be replaced. The only important thing is what is born inside.
Where do you take your inspiration? Are you pursuing any themes?
I find inspiration in people. When I moved to Israel, for happy circumstances, I surrounded myself with talented and interesting people. I am also very inspired by nature. It gives me relaxation and new ideas.
And of course, my impression of Israeli life, people and culture, bright, vivid and very sunny.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on a large picture with a landscape.
What is your favourite item in your current collection?
One of my favorite works is “Tel Aviv’s dog walker”
How do you know when a piece is finished?
A work is completed when I look at it and feel satisfied with the piece. And it happens only when the work is finished.
Do you do bespoke work?
Yes, I do bespoke work. Sometimes it’s for an interior, sometimes on a certain topic. I also do portrait works.
What was the first artwork you ever sold?
The first sold work was a custom portrait. Back in a while I was engaged in portraits. At a certain point, it turned into a routine and I felt obligated, so I started to look for another way to express myself and earn money.
Which project have you enjoyed working on the most so far?
Recently, I switched to large formats. I can say that the work on each of the large paintings gave me equally great pleasure.
What do you want to achieve with your work and what are your wishes for the future?
My main goal of existence is to bring colors and joy to this world. After all, humanity always needs a positive emotional nourishment in our world full of stresses. As for the future, I want to develop myself, there are no final goals, because an artist is always growing and changing. From the basics – I want to achieve recognition in wide communities.
Where can we find your work?