Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: Irinart

Irina Akimova was born in Russia, where she graduated from the Moscow State University. She now resides in the United States with her husband and children, including an 8 month old daughter, who keeps her very busy. The beautiful Georgia scenery inspired her to paint even more than before, "partly as a way to live through the cultural shock of moving to a new country, leaving behind parents, friends, and job." While her Russian heritage has influenced her work, she is also inspired by other cultures, which is displayed in her art. She is new to Etsy, but her talent is astounding and I'm confident she will succeed in the near future. Her shop doesn't yet carry her huge body of work, but she is working to add more in hopes of getting her "artwork out there in a community of fellow artists and people who appreciate it." Please check out her shop: http://irinart.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

1 comment:

ArtsyChaos said...

Love the flamenco dancer painting in her shop ! :)