Introducing @anyamirk, an artist working on the #InternationalMuralbyMail here at the Elisabeth Jones Art Center! Anya paints plants, people and landscapes in dreamy, deep watercolors, and has been working recently on our exchange with Arif Bahaduri.
Growing up in Soviet-era Ukraine, Anya Mironets Keyes long dreamed of becoming a painter. After moving to the US and a decade dispensing pills in the pharmacy, she’s finally gotten to her dream job, sharing a studio with women artists in NE Portland and spending her days happily painting.
"When I paint I intentionally leave the marks of the process in my artwork, incorporating paint runs and exposed underpaintings into the final product. By leaving space for undetailed segments, my hope is to give viewers space to fill in the gaps with their own mental image and imagination."
@joannekollman and @anyamirk at work on our collaboration for the #InternationalMuralByMail with Afghan artist @arifbahaduri ! We interviewed Arif recently about some of the themes in this painting, including refugees forced to eat the flowers they were selling--you can see it on our YouTube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsounwsDWSE #refugees
This is looking hot! Our collaboration with Anna Maria Kasprzak, our Polish collaborator in Spain, for the #InternationalMuralByMail, with contributions from Essie Somma and the brothers Grimm. See more about the exchange: https://elisabethjones.art/international-mural-by-mail-blog/category/anna-maria-kasprzak… #collaboration #artichoke
Here is Essie Somma at work on our #InternationalMuralByMail collaboration with Six Eyes Collective in Pakistan! A really bright, beautiful exchange with themes of birth and new life https://www.facebook.com/sixeyescollective/ https://www.instagram.com/essiesomma/ https://www.elisabethjones.art/international-mural-by-mail-blog/category/six-eyes-collective #collaboration #mailart
h#InternationalMuralByMail letterbox interview with Gegerboyo in Indonesia, coming very soon! Here they are, talking about using their work from the project to fundraise to buy essential PPE--what an awesome, inventive idea! #international #collaboration #PPE #fundraising #merc
Some more work-in-progress from Kaoru Shibuta for the #InternationalMuralByMail! "The moon repeats the cycle of waxing and waning...The painting is inspired Bach and Mozart...The composition seemed like a shape of being infinite. I painted according the drawing of nature."
There is some pretty wild imagery happening in our #InternationalMuralByMail collaboration with MaryAnn Loo in Singapore! #penguins #babies #heart #chaos #landscape #scenery #mildlyterrifying
We've had some very exciting work-in-progress images from instagram.com/shibuta_arts on the #InternationalMuralByMail! This is a piece worked on by the wonderful instagram.com/jumpdownturnaround in Portland. So good to see creative minds meet! #international #collaboration #colors #sobright
Alevtina Kakhidze, our wonderful collaborator in Ukraine, will be live-streaming her work on the #InternationalMuralbyMail tonight, 9pm-12pm October 1st Pacific time! She will be drawing a timeline of the war in Ukraine since 2014. Join to see her work and ask questions, in chat or in person!
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9pm-12pm PST // 7am-10am Kyiv time // 6am-9am GMT // 12pm-3am EST
See our recent interview with Alevtina here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP81fI4aK0w
#live #art #drawing #ukraine
Now up: letterbox interview with Alevtina Kakhidze, our collaborator in Ukraine for the #InternationalMuralbyMail! Alevtina talks about the drawing we sent her and her work documenting her mother’s experience of the war
Alevtina will be live-streaming her work on the #InternationalMuralbyMail tomorrow night, 9pm-12pm October 1st Pacific time!
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