THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Koi fish have been lauded for centuries for their ability to reach their goals. Having changed, adapted to unique environments and transformed over time, koi fish are well-loved creatures who often symbolize mental endurance and transformation. The Koi in a Pond painting features two striking orange and white koi fish swimming in a pond. Surrounding them are lily pads and other foliage of a similar color to the fish. This seems to suggest that while the environment one is in can indeed shape who they are and change them, one can also change the environment around them and impact it in their own way just by being themselves.
GETTING TO KNOW OLGA DARCHUK
Having already found her still life works in a gallery by the young and impressive age of five, Olga Darchuk is an artist whose creative process was steeped and fine-tuned from childhood. Her work is a fantastic display of color and life in all forms, and she takes inspiration from a number of different sources. Her work presents itself in the form of colorful animals to cityscapes to natural places in the wild, presenting a full spectrum of artistic expression that anyone can appreciate.