The Artist - Irina Tolmach
Irina uses a variety of media to document her fascination with our relationships with nature and ourselves. Having mastered oil paint, watercolor, and chalk pastel, she paints landscapes with particular interest in trees and the ocean, but she recently surprised herself by producing abstractions. Inspired by Van Gogh and other Impressionists, all her paintings have an aesthetic combination of colors and a sensation that they’re moving. This causes viewers to stop and think until they realize that they are thinking about themselves via the painting. Irina currently exhibits in local libraries and cafes, and she owns a painting studio in Sudbury, Brush and Easel, that offers classes and paint nites. Other than painting, Irina enjoys reading and spending time with her family.