Galina Victoria, In the USA Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement Hello, I am Galina, the artist. My art is presently shown on my website www.artworkbygalina.com. Paintings I created were introduced in Asia, Europe, Australia, the USA, Canada, and lately, Puerto Rico. Painting style has evolved from line paintings to realistic art to abstract imaging, which presently is my favorite style. I was born in Russia and have been painting and drawing from the age of four. My passion for life is expressed in bright simplistic abstract landscapes, portraits and surrealistic panno. Impressionists from previous century have primarily influenced art style. My paintings were exhibited in Lamp Fine Art Gallery, Borders Books and Music, Bean Cup Coffee Shop in Greenwood, IN, and in Blynn Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ. I donated paintings for Riley Hospital for Children. Some of the proceeds from my art were donated to Adopt A Cat fund, Bat World Sanctuary; to support Japan Tsunami victims or to help cancer patients. People often come back to me after buying my art and seeing originals. Galina’s art has been selling all over the world, and majority of later art pieces found their home in private collections and offices in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico. I have been sharing my paintings with my old and new friends all over the globe; love people and love making them happy! Tropical theme has been my favorite for several later years. Puerto Rico and Florida, especially Clearwater Beach, gave me a lot of inspiration and sense of color for any new work. I don't paint it unless I feel it; I am driven by inspiration and always create something new - look for more art coming up and enjoy!