Nora was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
She started her career while getting education at the university. She took part in her first contest in 2016 and since then has been a regular participant of plain airs and Ukrainian art exhibitions.
In the year 2019 Nora presented to the audience her first personal exhibition “Feelings” which received many good reviews from art critics as well as was warmly received by the visitors. She has been a member of the Union of Artists since 2014.
After finishing high school, Nora entered Kharkiv Lyceum of Arts (2013-2015)
Nora also received a formal education in Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts at the Architecture Department of Painting and Composition, where she got a Bachelor’s degree. (2015-2017)
The artist herself admits that although she received a formal education, she considers herself to be self-educated.
"I remember that when I graduated from university, I was able to paint landscapes and portraits, paintings that require technical skills. However, later I realized that classical art does not give me the space for imagination that I need… then I found myself in abstract art."
Inspiration and artistic techniques
Nora mainly uses recursive techniques, as well as acrylic painting techniques. Her artworks are full of energy. She creates a new space on the surface of the canvas, adding wide brushstrokes layer by layer. The color palette of the paintings is varied. Nora's artworks are distinguished by wide brushstrokes and inner dynamics.
Nora creates paintings in two steps. The first step is getting inspiration. It can appear at any time of the day, and its main source is Spanish music, which is full of feelings and real genuine emotions, or sounds of nature. Nora usually jots down her thoughts, goes to bed thinking about her future piece of art, and then wakes up early in the morning to get to work as soon as possible. The second stage is the process of creating the artwork itself.
“I have no time frame for the second stage. The painting process can take one day or two weeks. I'm a perfectionist at heart, so I won't stop until I get the best result.”- the artist admits.
Nora is driven by emotions. Her state of mind is perfectly reflected in the paintings. Her trick is that she draws not only when she is in a cheerful mood.
“The art should show the artist`s real state of mind, without idealizing.” – Nora claims
The history of formation as an artist
When Nora was in high school, she started getting interested in art. She began to think about the possibility of making her favorite hobby her profession as well.
Initially, Nora was going to become a designer, as it was a relevant profession associated with using colors and shapes. Nora was trying to create her own small production of hand-made clothes with unique designs, which she created by hand. However, the artist realized that this activity was not enough to make all her ideas come true.
Having visited the exhibition "Ambivalence" in 2014, arranged by the Ukrainian art dealer Aleksandr Kuzminetsky, the artist realized that she saw the only way for herself - abstract art.
"Abstract art has no boundaries, it is not burdened with rules. Standing in front of a blank canvas, I realize that I will never run out of ideas. As soon as I dip my brush in paint, ideas will pour out on their own."
Then the artist joined the Ukrainian Association of Artists, where she met a huge number of talented and creative people who helped her understand what it means to create paintings based on emotional impulses or emotions associated with positive or negative experiences.
The artist began to create and sell paintings. First, she found clients through social networks or sold art to people she knew.
The artist admits that one of her goals is to acquaint as many people as possible with the world of art.
"I'm used to the fact that many people perceive abstraction as random strokes on the canvas that do not make sense. But I do not give up trying to show people that abstract paintings are an explosion of emotions and feelings."
In 2017, the artist took part in the Art Twins Unity project (Leonid Kuchma Presidential Foundation in Ukraine), which was held in the Museum of Outstanding Personalities in the Ukrainian Culture. The artist decided that she wanted more people to know about her art and this exhibition was an excellent debut. Nora got her own admirers and a large number of people wanted to purchase the “abstract explosion of feelings” created by Nora on canvas for their homes.
After that, the artist began to be invited to take part in many Ukrainian exhibitions:
- 2019 - All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Charming and eternal", National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.
- 2018 - Art Exhibition in Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).
- 2018 - Art Exhibition "Magic of color" Historical and Architectural Conservation Area of Zhovkva (Lviv region, Ukraine).
- 2018 - Art Exhibition during the Cinemaway fest (Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine).
Nora has never limited herself to creating paintings only for Ukrainian buyers. Due to her friendly nature, the artist made a large number of friends in Europe even before the beginning of her creative career. European houses also began to gradually fill with the artist's paintings, and more and more positive reviews were coming to her address.
Nora has always had a dream to cover more countries with her art and at this stage she is a member of the Trend Gallery team. Here the artist has learned to work with huge canvases, is inspired by the ideas of her colleagues and is not going to stop at the achieved point.
“At the next stage of my development as an independent artist, I will conquer exhibitions all over the world,” the artist says smiling.
And this is just a small list.