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Artist Nika Zakharov


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Biography


 
Nika Zakharov was born and formed as an artist in Odessa, Ukraine. Upon turning two, she received a little box of watercolors,  and have been painting ever since. The atmosphere of the Black Sea port city Nika grew up in was infused with electricity, poetry and excitement, it has given rise to generations of writers, artists and musicians.
Nika earned her degree in painting from  Grekov State School of Fine Arts.
Countless hours were devoted to an in-depth study of painting, drawing, anatomy, sculpture, art history and art materials. Five years of classical realist training gave Nika a solid foundation and an understanding of art history, in a scope rarely found in less traditional art establishments.
After moving to US, Zakharov have earned a BFA in printmaking from University of Floirida. Post graduating, the artist has successfully engaged in sculpting, scenic and mural painting for theme parks and museums (Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, The Smithsonial Natural History Museum and many others).
Since 2009, Nika has been  focusing her attention on painting realistically, using live models for her portraits and painting en plein air.
The artist has participated in numerous juried art shows in Florida and the Southeastern US, in which her work has been recognized and received awards.
 
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