Haretage

Haretage.NADJA RYZHAKOVA

About the Hare

The design of my leveret, whom I call Haretage, features multiple elements from my own paintings of the Cotswolds. It does not take much to get inspired here just by driving and walking around, visiting cute little villages and towns, woods and meadows, popping into places from traditional stone churches to lovely family restaurants.
 
One may recognise lavender fields in Snowshill. St. Andrew’s Church in the stunning surroundings of Naunton and poppy fields along the Fosseway, notice swans in the Water ...
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The design of my leveret, whom I call Haretage, features multiple elements from my own paintings of the Cotswolds. It does not take much to get inspired here just by driving and walking around, visiting cute little villages and towns, woods and meadows, popping into places from traditional stone churches to lovely family restaurants.

 

One may recognise lavender fields in Snowshill. St. Andrew’s Church in the stunning surroundings of Naunton and poppy fields along the Fosseway, notice swans in the Water Park and sheep grazing peacefully in the cotswolds.

 

And above all that picturesque heritage, the piece of England that seems to have been untouched since Laurie Lee depicted it in his books, a little sign of modern times – quiet glider observing it from above on a sunny day.

Artist

Nadja Ryzhatova

Artist Biography

I am a full-time artist based in the Cotswolds. My oil-on-canvas and acrylic paintings are mostly inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of the region.
 
I paint how I feel about reality rather than how I see it. I am driven by an experiment with visual form. I provoke accidents to ...
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I am a full-time artist based in the Cotswolds. My oil-on-canvas and acrylic paintings are mostly inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of the region.

 

I paint how I feel about reality rather than how I see it. I am driven by an experiment with visual form. I provoke accidents to happen in paintings by making splashes of paint or letting paint flow freely on the surface of the canvas. Then out of that abstract, by placing a few details I would guide the viewer’s perception towards the idea that inspired me and let their imagination do the rest.

 

Before moving to the Cotswolds, I used to live in London working predominantly in digital media using iPad as my creative canvas. At the time, I conducted a series of Workshops in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum and was featured in the London Evening Standard and on the Sky News.

 

In 2016, I won the annual John Palmer Painting Competition award with one of my oil-on-canvas paintings and was featured in the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard.

 

My art and my blog could be found at http://www.ipainting.pro