About Alexandra Tomorskaya/Caramel Art Gallery
Special recognition category for Outstanding Art / Botanical Art Exhibition
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Creating her artwork, Alexandra explores features and advantages of various media, including oil, opaque and iridescent acrylic paint, watercolor, soft pastel and modeling paste. In addition to using unconventional materials, Alexandra also employs originative tools, using not only brushes and pallet knives, but also sponges of different texture and density, plastic cards, cotton swabs, crumpled tissue, and even her own fingertips. Some of her paintings are textured and have embedded objects, such as rhinestones, gemstones, sparkles and sequins. Many stylistic elements in other painters’ compositions have influenced Alexandra and inspired her to create. To begin with, artists who dedicated themselves to the impressionistic technique always had a significant impact on Alexandra’s artwork. She feels especially connected to the paintings of Claude Monet. The light-aired effect in his paintings and the smooth, gentle brush strokes with which he covers the harmonious landscape really speak to Alexandra. She also finds a major source of inspiration in post-impressionist artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh. Alexandra can never cease to admire his bold, dramatic strokes, which express overwhelming emotion and add a feeling of movement to his paintings. Alexandra is so deeply attached to his style that she adopted his technique in many of her own works. She hopes that she managed to imitate the sense of urgency, the excitement and haste of the brush, the switching of vertical and horizontal rhythms, and the daring, unusual color combinations of the master. Finally, Alexandra learns a lot from contemporary artists, including Bob Ross and Igor Sakharov. They are the representatives of the alla prima technique, which allows the painter to complete a piece of art in only one session.
Alexandra uses her art as a way to express her feelings, thoughts and minutely moods while creating. She loves to recreate any living form, because of her endless admiration of nature and the never-ending ways that various forms of life can be interpreted and represented. To Alexandra, the many creations of nature are so genuine and alive that she wants to reflect the inner harmony they bring her into her paintings. In fact, Alexandra is so deeply attached to the world around her that whenever she feels stuck or needing to switch her mind off, she goes for a walk to the nearest forest with her golden retriever, Caramel. They enjoy the outdoors together. After a change in scenery, when Alexandra returns to her studio, her task becomes a lot more clear, and she feels what she needs to do next. Caramel doesn’t only help Alexandra get a change in mind and see her painting from a new perspective, but also she is truly the co-creater and companion in Alexandra’s artistic journey. Alexandra even named her art gallery after her loyal friend.
Finally, Alexandra is always looking for new experiences and ideas by travelling to the most diverse locations. Throughout her life, Alexandra visited over thirty countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The many fascinating cultures, landscapes and atmospheres she had seen always provide a new perspective, inspiration and creative insight. The primary reason for Alexandra’s creativity, apart from her desire to express herself and share her emotions with others, is the enjoyment and thrill produced by her art. Frankly, Alexandra wants to bring more joy to herself and to people around her. Another important factor is that Alexandra is very interested in painting and other forms of art, and wants to dedicate time and effort to learn more about it and master the skills of a painter. Her many experiences in painting proved that she strongly admires what she does and only encouraged her to keep experimenting and trying new things in this field. Now, Alexandra only wants to better understand the art she creates, and wishes to learn how to make even more beautiful, expressive paintings.
Alexandra received recognition and awards from the international ‘Light Space and Time’ Online Gallery, in Special recognition category and in Special merit category.
Alexandra lives in Toronto, Canada. Her paintings are part of private collections in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Israel.