Description Hot, provocative, and enchanting Firing Up is the abstract painting by the artist Irina Sztukowski. Created with watercolor and addition of the mixed media those free and majestic strokes let the mind twirl and twist. Firing colors move deep into the surface, and burst up with the flames. Expressive movements of just a few colors red, yellow, and brown are manifesting artists imagination and creativity.
Irina Sztukowski, San Francisco Bay Area Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement About The Artist Irina is award winning artist and illustrator. She is a proud member of AWS (American Watercolor Society) and a Life Member of TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America). In 2013 Irina served as the director of the Outreach Program for CWA (California Watercolor Association). Her art has been published in Best Of Artists - Watermedia - Volume II, Somatic Psychology magazine, Spirit Seeker magazine, and People magazine online. Her illustrated sketchbooks Travel With Me, Down My Street, and Travelogy are in Brooklyn Public Library, NY. She won her first award at age 15 during the Junior Art Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, she has been recognized by numerous organizations and galleries. In 2012, Irina became an American Art Award Winner in Realism category. Her passion is painting with watercolors, her main style is contemporary realism and yet the abstract paintings are not left behind. Most of her original paintings are in private collections throughout the world. To name a few locations, besides the U.S., her artworks are presented in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain. Before coming to the US, she studied art in the St.Petersburg Academy of Art, the Art-Industrial College in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received Bachelor of Arts from The Academy of Culture. While in Russia she was a successful artist selling her works. She continued her journey through the art world after coming to the U.S., resulting in her exploring the creative process. Even though Irina is an accomplished artist she never stops learning as much as she can about the arts. As the result of that eagerness she earned Fine Art degree while in America. These days, Irina Sztukowski continues showing her paintings in local galleries, in the galleries throughout the U.S. and business offices. Her website is http://www.IrinaSztukowski.com/ Her Art Diary is at http://www.irinasztukowski.blogspot.com/