The California Art Club, San Gabriel Art Association
Sergei Bonart Society, Oil painters of America
The American Academy of Women Artists
Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Kanya and I am an impressionist. Inspired by great masters, painting became for me a passionate quest.
Creativity has always been a major factor in my life. Bold strong brush strokes, vivid colors and transparent shadows, are what I longed to achieve. Over the past four decades, studying, teaching and painting, I have developed my own unique impression of the relationship between color, light and nature. I feel accomplished when I experience and sense the mood and then succeed to convey it on canvas. At times when I feel beyond that, the inspiration flows, the brush moves and one finds oneself in another dimension.
I was fortunate to work with some of today’s leading impressionist. Charles Movalli, Vincent Farrell, Ron Lucas, David Laffel all contributed greatly to my understanding and appreciation of fine art. Sergei Bonart challenged me the most and left a great imprint on my creative life. He demanded always more and more, relentlessly. Under his guidance and tutelage, I and those who were fortunate to study with him. Received the gift of craftsmanship and mastery of fine art. He was a true master painter, and being his student was an unforgettable experience.
I prefer to work with oils. It offers such fine means of fluid expression. I enjoy doing florals, still life and plain air work. My paintings can be found in many private collections in the United States, Germany, Sweden and Russia. At the present I show my work in Southern and Northern California Galleries, teach, work on improving my style and inspire others to paint.