Irina Ushakova

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    Irina Ushakova

     

    Acrylic 20 x 20

    #17 by Irina Ushakova was selected as a Finalist in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    LIGHT AND COLORS

    Member of Oil Painters of America


    I studied art at Smolensk State University for 5 years and graduated in 1997 with major in teaching art. I taught art to middle school students in Smolensk for 4 years. In 2001 I got married and soon became full time mom.

     

    In 2012 my husband was transferred with his job to Cambridge, UK. This is where I started to paint on regular basis and was accepted as a member of the Cambridge drawing society in April 2014. This membership allowed me to participate in exhibitions.  Here are the most important ones:

    • Cambridge Drawing Society Guildhall Exhibition 2014, 2015
    • Cambridge Drawing Society Pitt Building Exhibition 2016
    • Cambridge Drawing Society Leys School Exhibition 2014, 2015
    • The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition in partnership with Patchings Art Centre (Nottingham, UK) 2016.
    • In Oct 2016 my husband was transferred to RTP with his job again and I plan to continue my painting, this time in North Carolina.
    • Art at the *OPOMAC 2017 6th Annual National Fine Art Competition 2017
    • 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition   Fine Arts League of Cary
    • 311 Gallery Annual LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES Juried Show 2018
    • 2018 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition ( New Bern )

    Awards:

    • 311 Gallery Annual FLOVERS & GARDENS Juried Show 2018 ( National ) The First Place Winner
    • Clayton Art Faire 2018   2nd Overall Award, Honorable Mention Award for Fine Art
    • 311 Gallery Annual PORTRAYING PETS & PEOPLE Juried Show 2018 ( National ) The First Place Winner

     

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