Yelena Dyumin, Sydney Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement I am an Australian artist from a Russian background. My art is different as a result of the blending of my European experience, European art classics with the fresh Australian colors of life and nature. I have had a passion for painting and drawing for as long as I can remember.
My art creates a deep emotional connection between objects and human beings via my inspirational ability to illustrate the exceptional beauty of everyday life. Art is the way I express myself to the world. It gives me freedom to stretch my imagination miles from where I actually am. It’s a wonderful experience to lose myself in creative thoughts by diving into this artistic world.
My vast repertoire of artistic techniques conveys this message in so many forms, where the result is simply unforgettable. My finely tuned mix media techniques encompass numerous art forms: etching, lithography, pencil, oil, acrylic and watercolors.
Born and raised in Omsk, a Russian town in the middle of Siberia full of history and famous for an active arts community, was the foundation for my talents.
1982 - Graduated with First Class Honors, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), State University, Omsk (Russia).
1983 – 1997 - Lecturer in Fine Arts, specializing in Painting, Graphics, Art History/Theory - State University, Omsk (Russia).
1992 - Completed professional master classes (workshops), I. E. Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
1995 - Completed professional master classes (workshops), V. I. Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute.
Whilst living in Russia, I was a member of Russian Academy of Arts and a member of the Russian Association of Painters and Sculptors.
In 2005 I moved to Sydney, Australia where I now live and work, making this incredible city my home.
I have participated in a number of prominent art exhibitions and galleries around Russia, Europe and Australia creating a large circle of friends, collectors and investors.
I’m passionate about quality rather than quantity when it comes to producing fine art works. Artistic merit is the product of inspiration, dedication and time.
Thus my home, like my art, blends old and new to create harmony and beauty.