From Kyiv, Ukraine
I am an artist originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, who makes my home in Manitoba with my husband and two children. I have economic education, but I was raised in an artistic family where I found my passion for fine art. My favourite style is Petrykivka decorative art, which is the hallmark of Ukraine. Petrykivka was born in the18th century and only in 2013 was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
When I got a chance to be a part of this unique exhibition at The Canadian Fossil Discovery Center, I decided to combine palaeontology and Ukrainian art. Because Ukrainians and their culture are a part of Canadian history as are archaeological discoveries in Canada.