Artist Anna Yarovaya

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My name is Anna Van Dam–Yarovaya, I’m happy to welcome you at my online art studio!
I was born in Moscow, Russia, but currently I’m living with my husband and two sons in the Netherlands.
Though I’ve pursued a professional career in the business, the passion for art, creativity and painting has been always with me. About 15 years ago while living in the US, I took some facultative programs in painting at Chicago Art Institute and for the first time I discovered that actually you can LEARN drawing and painting techniques. Before I was absolutely under impression that it is a gift given to people by the Mother Nature. Since that moment painting became an important part of my life. Finally, I had the skills to express my thoughts, emotions, share something with the outer world and tell my stories.
In painting and creativity I discovered a great source of energy for myself. I lose the count of time when I enter my small studio and try new things, experiment with paints and materials, create something new or master the techniques. Art does not have any borders, your journey can bring you anywhere and it does not stop when the working day is over, it’s with you - in your thoughts and mind every second of the day and night.
Three elements that are very important for me in any Art are Idea (What is the purpose or the meaning of my work?), Storytelling (What is the story I’m telling?) and Innovation (Is there anything new that I’m bringing to this world?). I look for these answers when I watch the works of any artist and I challenge myself with these questions when I create my own paintings.
I like seeing my works to be an inspiration for others to pause and think: “what do [...]

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