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My trip to Paris

At the beginning of July I had lucky four days in Paris – good weather, last days of some excellent exhibitions, discovery of new art neighbourhood and lots of crunchy bread. First day I headed to gallery Lelong & Co on rue de Teheran, near Parc Monceau. It was showing the art of Leonardo Drew – abstract sculptural works that […]
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Invitation to London Art Biennale

I’m happy to invite each and everyone to the London Art Biennale happening in London from 1 to 4 July at the Chelsea Old Town Hall! The exhibition is an international collective of artists, an incredible show. I am honored to be part of it with my painting Green Chair with a View. The painting shows a view over the […]
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My drawings on photos

The marker functionality on iPhones is excellent. It is as simple and basic as Paint on Windows, and because it doesn’t offer you a gazillion of editing features and palettes, you can just paint/draw the basics without the allure of all the details. When traveling without paints, I tend to make drawings on my own photos with fingers with that […]
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Algoma, Wisconsin – a home to James May Gallery

Starting from May 1, the James May Gallery is hosting its consecutive art show celebrating our most vital resource – water. I am honored to be part of its virtual exhibition on Artsy. The James May Gallery is based in Algoma, Wisconsin – a place I had not heard of before. This post is dedicated to the town of Algoma which, after […]
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Search of portraits

I had a homework to paint a portrait in a more traditional manner – possibly the closest style would be impressionism. I failed 50% of this task because I did paint portraits (3 of them), yet not in the manner required. Each time I sat down to do it, my own painting style that has already established itself within me […]
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My painting at the London Art Biennale

With the utmost joy and honor, I am happy to share that my painting “Green chair with a view” has been chosen by a jury for the London Art Biennale 2021!!! The results of the finalists have been posted and I’m super happy to be among such amazing talents! Curated by international museum and gallery professionals, the Biennale takes place at the […]
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My version of Jacques Cousteau

I don’t know if that was the appeal of the great unknown blue space underwater or the fact that after each episode the next on TV programme was Chip n’ Dale cartoon, but The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau is the ultimate childhood memory and Jacques Cousteau – one of the most inspiring figures in my world. The Undersea World […]
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My painting at the James May Gallery

The James May Gallery, based in Algoma, US is a super fresh family-run gallery with an annual art show celebrating our most vital resource – water. I am honored to be among the selected artists for the Art of Water virtual exhibition on Artsy, with all artworks available for display and sale. The exhibition is running from May 1 – July […]
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The exciting time of studying again

Since February, I am back to school with the well-known and respected artist Valery Baida, a graduate of the prestigious VGIK in Moscow, Russia, and a member of the Russian Association of Artists. Valery and his family have been living in Latvia for many years now. I was lucky to meet him and his wife at their studio, to later […]
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Ciao Bello Bellagio

Gallery of some of my plein air painting spots in Bellagio, Italy. The beautiful village on Lake Como is easy to paint – each corner and look can be framed. I’m grateful to the local people and their warm welcome during the lockdown. Hope to be back there soon. All images in this post are property of Diana Dzene and […]
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