THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The sunflowers in the Sunflowers Painting seem to have been colored with the blazing rays of the sun itself. Their petals are fierce with bright yellow, intense orange and flickering flames of red that rise up the center of the blooms. These colors seem to say that, as the sunflower extends its body toward the sun to receive an invigorating effect, the bloom cannot help but to internalize a bit of that fiery liveliness and reflect it back out onto the world, much as humans are able to do when we reach out for and invite happiness and positivity into our lives.
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.