Welcome back to my Galleries, it's been a while. As a practising acupuncturist I've spent most of the last two years responding to the pandemic working with different people from all over the world, many with Covid 19. It's been a privilege and I'm also looking forward to having more time for my painting as the pandemic becomes more endemic - we hope.
The painting below is from my Beattie & Beanie series and seemed appropriate because it shows them setting out on a new journey with new beginnings.
I'm excited to say that I'm planning to exhibit at Crouch End Open Studios in September this year, it's early days for planning and detail but I'll be in touch.
Yana at her last exhibition before lockdown: Crouch End Open Studios 2019
'It is the moment before or just after something transformative has happened that interests me. I work initially from life, people, places, scenes I have witnessed. Sometimes the work remains a watercolour or a drawing. Often, I extend the subject into a big canvas in my North London studio. People seem to resonate with my work and my paintings are collected all over the world.'
Dr Anna Birch, artistic director of 'Fragments & Monuments.'
Yana's work in the community
Yana ran a free painting workshop in the old Post Office, Woodgreen, London. Below is a short video about the participants showing their work.