Yana Stajno - Artist

Yana's Art Galleries


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.

picture below: Beattie & Beanie take to the open road

Welcome. Apr 18: B&B: Walk the Ridge


About Yana

Yana Stajno is a writer and expressionist painter based in north London. She was born in Zimbabwe of Polish and French parents. She studied at Cape Town University where she became an anti-apartheid activist before moving to north London where she now lives. She has been drawing and painting for fifteen years and continues to work at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch. Yana works as a contemporary artist from her studio at the N22 Studios in Wood Green, north London and is part of the annual Crouch End Open Studios exhibition.

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Yana at her last exhibition before lockdown: Crouch End Open Studios 2019

Welcome. May 19: CEOS 19 Jane and Yana


'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.'

‘Yana’s work reminds us of joy and pleasures in an increasingly dystopian society.’
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.



Below: Yana's car artwork: the painting of the Booster Cushion Children's Theatre Company car.

Welcome. Jul 16: Phil's Car
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