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Opportunity happens when you are happy to keep your doors open…that is what happened with my final art experience in St Petersburg. I was extremely fortunate to study a masterclass with awesome artist Valerius Ivanov at the Nevsky Forum Hotel.
While we had fantastic chats in sentences combined with Russian, English and German…whatever works but I was really engaged by Valerius’ use of modern techniques which he generously shared.
I had greatly admired Valeri’s artwork in the hotel lobby when I first arrived, there was great happiness which emanates and connected with me from his compositions…how awesome to actually work with him later in the week, a great surprise!!! He taught me a new technique of a sgraffito style technique on board
And he made a portrait of me, reflecting my journey and readings of Gogol which I discussed in another blog post…How lucky am I???? Here it is:
I look forward to creating some interpretations of my experience in St Petersburg using this technique. Valerius, thanks so much for a wonderful experience and opportunity to work with you and offering me a new perspective on things, from great heights!!