Artist Tatijana Jacenkiw

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I work almost exclusively in pastels. The abundance of available colors mesmerize me and their refractive quality intrigues me. I am constantly amazed and fascinated by the way one can mix colors through layering, strokes and cross hatching resulting in an iridescence, depth and complexity of color that is always different.
I strive to capture the essence of the subject, tell a story, and convey a mood, a feeling, or a moment in time. No matter how much I plan a painting, once I begin, it becomes an emotional and reactionary process. While I love to paint everything and anything, people move me most. My emotional connection with the subject matter, my love of color, my nervous energy, and my technique result in paintings that are consistently unique and yet uniquely my own.
Exhibitions, Awards and Events
Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial National Juried Exhibition "Pastels Chicago 2019"
Northbrook Arts Commission 3rd Plein Air Festival
   "Resting at the Rec Center" - Best of Show
Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial National Juried Exhibition "Pastels Chicago 2017"
   "Shadows Beneath there Green Line"- Jack Richeson/PaPaste/Verilux Award
Pastel Society of America 45th Annual Exhibition:Enduring Brilliance
International Association of Pastel Societies 4th Masters Circle Exhibition
   "Shadows Beneath there Green Line" Maggie Price Award
Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Northbrook Public Library
   Solo Exhibit, December
Connecticut Pastel Society 22nd Annual Renaissance in Pastel Exhibition
Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial National Juried Exhibition "Pastels Chicago 2015"
   "Round and Round They Go"- Great American Artworks/Wunderland Award
 Art Fair on the Square 2015, Lake Forest ,IL
Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2014Degas Pastel Society 15th Biennial National Exhibition
Connecticut Pastel Society - 21st Annual Rennaissance in Pastel 2014    "After the Rain" -Guerilla Boxes AwardHudson Valley Art Association - 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Pastel Society of America - 42nd Annual Exhibition  Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Chicago, ILArt Fair on the Square 2014, Lake Forest, IL [...]

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