A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Tatiana Iliina has developed a unique palette knife technique in which she blurs the line between abstract and representational paintings. Tatiana’s paintings could be interpreted as abstract, semi-abstract, or abstract landscapes, many times leaving the individual viewer to determine its subject matter. Her long, visible brushstrokes and painterly style result in richly textured, 3-dimensional canvases that reflect an array of moods and emotions.
Tatiana’s interest in cities as a venue for civilization to grow and progress is unleashed with a fervent optimism in her work. You can feel the energy and see the excitement she felt the first time she visited New York City. You can almost feel like she could still fulfill her dream of flying in space!
“When I was a young student in St. Petersburg, Russia, I was inspired and influenced by the artwork I would see around me, such as the treasures of the Hermitage Museum. Whether Monet, Kandinsky, Aivazovsky or Andrei Rublev, the great medieval icon painter, I think they and many others all made their impressions on me and nurtured my dreams.”
Tatiana currently lives in Montreal and has been very successful selling her paintings to collectors all over the world. She has also created monumental works in downtown Montreal and as far away as Ontario and Russia, and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout her career. Tatiana says the common thread in her long artistic career has been the joy she has gotten from being able to seek out and find the beauty in all things and share it with art lovers from around the world.
“I couldn’t possibly have realized what momentous events would take place in the world and my life during the years to come; that I would go on to live and raise a family in Canada, have millions of views on Youtube, and have my paintings hanging in collections all over the planet!”