Born in Kokand Uzbekistan, Irina Koulikov studied fine art at Moscow University. Before turning to the visual arts, Irina was a student of music, which she pursued at the Leningrad Conservatory, and as a choir member at the Rimsky-Korsakov Opera Theatre. It was in 1993 that Irina turned her efforts to painting, in which she would find the same interest in rhythm and harmony that had first drawn her to music.
Following several trips to North America, Irina moved to Toronto to establish her artistic career. Today, her style has crystallized around a dominant influence: the 19th-century French Barbizon school. As with the Barbizon painters, it is the beauty of nature that compels Irina to paint, and that she seeks to express in her tranquil landscape scenes. In particular, she is preoccupied with the work of time on natural elements, the organic decay of which she represents with the sepia effect of encaustic on her earthen palette.
'Hibiscus Flower' - 30" x 24" - NEW!
Red Tree - SOLD
'Red Poppies' - 36" x 48"
'Peonies' - 30" x 24" - NEW!
'White Calla' - 60" x 40" - NEW!
White Flowers - SOLD
Pottery - 18" x 28"
White Field ~ SOLD