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Alena Liapko


Very early in my life I  showed a passion for an art; a devotion that my parents , professional designers, approvingly stimulated me to follow. I can refer to my father the most for mentoring me in my earliest progress as an artist.

I finished an Art School in Minsk, Belarus, then graduated from Easel Graphic Arts Department of Belarusian Academy of Arts (1995-2001). Throughout my academic studies my  artistic abilities were recognised by my teachers and peers, and after a graduation I was awarded a grant from Creative Academic Studios . At the same time, I was teaching drawing at Belarusian Academy of Arts.

Despite the fact that my career as a printmacker and a teacher was short lived ( me and my husband moved to Canada at 2003 ), however, I discovered my current interest in the field of watercolour.

I developed a unique combination of using a transparent watercolour and an oil pastel together, which gives to my paintings so intense and colourful look.

Now I have been living in Ottawa Area with my husband and kids for over a decade. We are enjoing to be outside as much as possible, and not surprising it has got an impact on my art. In most of my landscapes I depict vibrant views from different places of Ottawa and Outaouais Region.


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