Artist Natasha Kramskaya lives and works in San Jose. "There is beauty in everything. Every face, each with a unique story; every event, no matter how bittersweet. I try to capture that truth through my art" says Natasha. She lets the materials she uses speak through their color, fluidity, and texture. By using the force of gravity, the refraction of light, and the swing of her arm Natasha captures movement of nature, depth of our spirit, and fragility of life.
Born in Ukraine, Natasha spent hours exploring nature of the Black Sea region. She started painting at a very early age and was inspired by the art of Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Ivan Kramskoi, Matisse, Morris Louis, and Katsushika Hokusai to name a few.
Just before her 21st birthday, after studying architecture, she came to live in the US. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she studied art and design. Now, working as a Creative Director in the heart of Silicon Valley, Natasha paints every free moment she gets.
Natasha is inspired by color. One of her most memorable experiences was seeing Yves Klein's all-blue art at SFMOMA in 2004. She works with acrylic, oil, and mixed media. She's developed her own technique where she paints with wide colorful brush strokes, often using paint directly from a tube. Passionate about the environment, she often incorporates discarded single-use plastic, packaging and other objects to prevent them going into landfill.
Natasha’s art has been featured by Content Magazine, Singulart, La Raiz Magazine, and more. She is a featured artist on Saatchi Art, one of the world's biggest online galleries. Natasha has had multiple exhibitions around the San Francisco Bay Area and her art can be found in galleries and private collections across the United States, as well as internationally.
See Natasha's latest works, get info on her current art shows, and follow her art journey on Instagram @kramskaya_art.
Watch Natasha paint in her studio: