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Elvira Baranova
(1970- )
Nationality: nz New Zealand


56 artworks   Artistic domains : Drawing, Painting

I was born in Vologda, north of Russia. Art has been a part of my life since childhood.
I studied painting, book illustration and animation at Republican College of Art, the Polytechnic University and the Artists Animator's Course at Kiev, Ukraine.
For many years I have lived in several European countries and worked in the traditional 2D animation and illustration before returning to painting.
I moved to New Zealand in 1998 and was working as an animator, illustrator for several animation studios in Wellington and at the same time has experimented in different mediums and techniques (watercolor and acrylic with oil) as a painter.
My first solo exhibition was held at the McGregor Wright Gallery in Wellington, 2001. Since that time I'm a regular exhibitor at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and New Zealand's array of galleries and organizations. My paintings are in private collections both within New Zealand and around the world. Also I'm taking part of some international fantasy art exhibitions in Europe.
In 2004 I completed Diploma of Multimedia at the Natcoll Design Technology of Wellington and was employed as a 2D and 3D Matte/Digital Painter, Story-boarder, Character Designer, Concept Artist for Huhu Studios and graphic design artist in the online gaming industry while continuing to pursue my own work as a painter.
Since 2009 I have worked as a full time, professional artist.
I was born in Vologda, north of Russia. Art has been a part of my life since childhood.
I studied painting, book illustration and animation at Republican College of Art, the Polytechnic University and the Artists Animator's Course at Kiev, Ukraine.
For many years I have lived in several European countries and worked in the traditional 2D animation and illustration before returning to painting.
I moved to New Zealand in 1998 and was working as an animator, illustrator for several animation studios in Wellington and at the same time has experimented in different mediums and techniques (watercolor and acrylic with oil) as a painter.
My first solo exhibition was held at the McGregor Wright Gallery in Wellington, 2001. Since that time I'm a regular exhibitor at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and New Zealand's array of galleries and organizations. My paintings are in private collections both within New Zealand and around the world. Also I'm taking part of some international fantasy art exhibitions in Europe.
In 2004 I completed Diploma of Multimedia at the Natcoll Design Technology of Wellington and was employed as a 2D and 3D Matte/Digital Painter, Story-boarder, Character Designer, Concept Artist for Huhu Studios and graphic design artist in the online gaming industry while continuing to pursue my own work as a painter.
Since 2009 I have worked as a full time, professional artist.


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Biography

Biography


I was born in Vologda, north of Russia. Art has been a part of my life since childhood.
I studied painting, book illustration and animation at Republican College of Art, the Polytechnic University and the Artists Animator's Course at Kiev, Ukraine.
For many years I have lived in several European countries and worked in the traditional 2D animation and illustration before returning to painting.
I moved to New Zealand in 1998 and was working as an animator, illustrator for several animation studios in Wellington and at the same time has experimented in different mediums and techniques (watercolor and acrylic with oil) as a painter.
My first solo exhibition was held at the McGregor Wright Gallery in Wellington, 2001. Since that time I'm a regular exhibitor at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and New Zealand's array of galleries and organizations. My paintings are in private collections both within New Zealand and around the world. Also I'm taking part of some international fantasy art exhibitions in Europe.
In 2004 I completed Diploma of Multimedia at the Natcoll Design Technology of Wellington and was employed as a 2D and 3D Matte/Digital Painter, Story-boarder, Character Designer, Concept Artist for Huhu Studios and graphic design artist in the online gaming industry while continuing to pursue my own work as a painter.
Since 2009 I have worked as a full time, professional artist.

Philosophy

Philosophy


My works have a slightly surreal flavour. Inspired by the world's myths, fables, and tales of imagination. I desire to create works that will 'delight' or 'enchant' the viewer. I want my paintings to add up to more than a beautiful — it sometimes 'magical' looking works of art.

Art Show 'SOMETHING DREAMLIKE' A TOUCH OF FANTASY

Art Show 'SOMETHING DREAMLIKE' A TOUCH OF FANTASY


New works by
Mandy Emerson, Santie English & Elvira Baranova

September 17th - October 7th
Artist's reception Sat September 17th 4-6pm

MATAKANA GALLERY & DESIGN
Matakana Country Park
Leigh Road, Matakana
PH: 09 4229 790 0274 810 821
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My Art Web Page

My Art Web Page


I have just updated my website. Please have a look.
http://www.elviraart.com/

Art Awards

Art Awards


In 2010 I was awarded for the Best Water Colour at the Rodney District Art Awards 2010.
In 2014 - my painting "Tea Lady" had won the 2nd Prize in the Professional Category at the Great Summer Art Exhibition at Snells Beach.

Rodney District Art Awards 2010

Rodney District Art Awards 2010


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Utopia Art exhibition Fantastic 4

Utopia Art exhibition Fantastic 4


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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2010 Surrealism Now

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2010  Surrealism Now


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