I am specializing in representational oil painting as well as pastel and colored pencils drawing. My primary subject is Still Life, but my work also includes figure, portraiture, and landscapes. I regularly participate in exhibitions and competitions, where my work has garnered awards. My formal art training is from the Art Students League of NY. I am a member of the American Artists Professional League and the National Art League. My work can be found in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.
Bronze Award in Honor of Paula Ford IAPS 36th Juried Exhibition, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
Honorable Mention Award Richeson75 International Art Competition “Figure/Portrait 2019”
3rd Place “Something Blue 2018” The Art Guild of Port Washington, Manhasset, NY
Mastery & Artistry Award "International Art Festival", High line Gallery, New York
Landscape Art Award “Small Works National Art Exhibition” Southwest Artists, Mena, AR
Second Place winner of the July 2017 DPW Monthly Contest
Honorable Mention Award "Works on Paper Juried Exhibition"
Gate House Galleries Award "37th Annual Regional open Juried show” The Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ
2nd Place "Flowers and Gardens Juried Show" 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Copper Beech Foundation Award “36th Annual Regional open Juried show” The Ridgewood Art Institute
3RD Place Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Animals, Birds, and Wildlife”
Artistic Achievement Award "30th Annual National Juried Fine Art Show”
Joan Tait Scholarship ASL, New York, NY
Blue dot Award Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
Yana is a kind and patient instructor. She offered many straight forward tips about how to begin oil painting that saved me endless hours of trial and error. She demonstrated her painting live and explained her actions step by step. I would then try a similar set up and Yana would give me tremendous insight into how I could improve my piece while also pointing out my strengths. She helped my confidence and was all that I had hoped for in an instructor. The ability to get one on one help from such an amazing artist was a privilege!
My formal art training is from the Art Students League of New York.
During my Exhibition in NYC one visitor asked me if I can teach his daughter (13years old) to paint. She has been taking my classes for about a year. After that, I moved to Las Vegas and have been teaching private and group classes for kids and adults.
Teenagers and adults, private and online.
It is never too late to start painting. All you need is love for art and willingness to learn. You will be amazed by what you can do.