Gallery Vertigo December Featured Artist
Anastasia Anikeychik’s training in minimalist architecture at Moscow College of Architecture and Building Arts has informed her artistic practice, which has taken on new meaning since the birth of her son. Since moving to Vernon, she has dedicated time to painting watercolor portraits of people close to her.
Inspired by watercolour’s unique spontaneity and endless possibility she aims to capture “not only physical appearance but to study the essential truths about a person within.”
While her commissioned work is mainly realistic, she also enjoys experimenting with abstraction in her art practice – “To challenge myself, I try different pigments, techniques, and surfaces, such as Aquaboard, watercolor grounds, Yupo paper, etc. These investigations into abstraction inspire my capacity to follow the material flow and formal possibilities.“
Visit Gallery Vertigo during the month of December to view this show!