Katrina Avotina

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2014

Artworks for sale: 160

(3)

United Kingdom

About Katrina Avotina

 
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  • Biography
    For me to become an artist was pretty easy. Colours, brushes, canvases followed me around since early childhood, as I come from  artist family of several generations. Participating in exhibitions since sweet sixteen, I won several awards, the most important being the opportunity to spend some time in Vienna City, Austria where I discovered F. Hundertwasser’s art which really inspired me. Other inspiring names in art for me are Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso.
    For the last seventeen years I have been living in Leeds City, West Yorkshire, 
    United Kingdom. The beautiful scenery of Yorkshire widens my creativity. Here there is some kind mix of different forms of nature, it’s like Italy, France, Spain and Latvia all in one. In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of colours, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colours and images, but the plot plays a special role. 
    The paintings were created mainly during my travels. I try to perceive the world not only in my native Latvia, but also in other countries. Each painting has its own story. Some tell about scenic mountains of Tuscany, the magic cathedrals of Italy. Perhaps, there are stories about Britain’s magical gardens or a cat that brings warmth and peace to home. A woman waiting for the love of her lifetime…
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  • Education

    1998 - 2000

    Art Academy of Latvia

    1994 - 1998

    Art Academy of Latvia

    1987 - 1994

    J.Rozentals Art College of Riga City, Latvia

  • Awards

    2018

    1ST 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

    “And What's Behind the Corner?” – 1ST 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER, www.artslant.com, United States of America

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    2017

    8TH 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

    “Striped Cat's Story” - 8TH 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER, www.artslant.com, United States of America

    2017

    5TH 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

    “Perfect Day” - 5TH 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - www.artslant.com, United States of America

    2017

    Showcase Winner Round#3 - Painting Category

    Showcase Winner Round#3: www.artslant.com, United States of America

    2016

    Showcase Winner Round#5 - Painting Category

    Showcase Winner Round#5: www.artslant.com, United States of America

    2016

    Showcase Winner Round#2 -Painting Category

    Showcase Winner Round#2: www.artslant.com, United States of America

    2015

    Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, USA

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category

    2015

    Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, USA

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category

    2014

    Showcase Winner Round#5: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

    2013

    Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

    2012

    Showcase Winner Round#2: www.artslant.com , U.S.A

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

    2011

    Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

    2010

    Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

    Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

    2009

    inalist of International Art Competition “Women In The Arts”

    www.artromgallery.com, Italy

    2008

    The 2nd Place Winner of Art Competition “Humans In The Moment”

    www.artromgallery.com, Italy

    2007

    In Top Ten of International Art Competition “TopTen Edition 2007

    www.artromgallery.com, Italy

    2000

    Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City, Latvia

    Annual Scholarship for new emerging artists.

    1999

    Grand Prix of “Air Baltic” Art Competition and Scholarship of the Vienna City, Austria

    Scholarship let to spend one month of living in Vienna City, Austria.

    1999

    Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City, Latvia

    Annual Scholarship for new emerging artists.

    1999

    Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco”, Florence City, Italy

    Art Residence opportunity in Florence, Italy.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: "New This Week" Collection

    Dates: Dec. 27, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022

    Venue: Saatchi Art online, USA

    "Life Never Stops In New York" presented in new SAATCHI ART Collection.

    Event: Best Of November

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2021 - Nov. 30, 2021

    Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

    "Morning Rush" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of November"

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 3.0

    Dates: Aug. 20, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2021

    Venue: ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zurich

    Painting "Go Out & Live It" - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 3.0 at SWISS ART EXPO!

    Event: Helen's David Hockney Collection

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2021

    Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

    "Painting "That's How I Feel About You" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Helen's David Hockney Collection"

    Event: Hope Shape The Future

    Dates: July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

    Venue: ARTRIS Online Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

    Virtual Online Exhibition "Hopes Shape the Future" Curated by Artris Gallery, South Korea

    Event: The New Normal

    Dates: June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

    Venue: Singulart Online Gallery, Paris

    Painting "Impossible Is Possible" included in Singulart collection "The New Normal"

    Event: Best Of June

    Dates: June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

    Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

    "Closer & Closer" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of June"

    Event: Best Of May

    Dates: May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

    Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

    Painting "Life Never Stops In New York" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of May":

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0!

    Dates: April 1, 2021 - April 15, 2021

    Venue: ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0, Barcelona

    Three of my paintings "Caught Up In The Moment", "So Refreshing" & “The Girl's Song" take part in The ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0!

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT World 1.0,

    Dates: Jan. 4, 2021 - Jan. 15, 2021

    Venue: Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

    Painting “Impossible Is Possible” - ARTBOX.PROJECT World 1.0,

    Event: Cats

    Dates: Oct. 17, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021

    Venue: KUNSTIRUUM ESTONIA, Tallinn, Estonia

    Baltic artists exhibition ′′Cats′′ - KUNSTIRUUM ESTONIA, Tallinn City, Estonia

    Event: United Artists

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020

    Venue: ARTRIS Online Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

    Painting "Paradise Worth Exploring" - Online Art Exhibition "United Artists"
    "ARTRIS" Art Platform, South Korea

    Event: Grata Prize in Visual Arts 2020

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2020 - Oct. 20, 2020

    Venue: Museum LV, Riga

    Painting "The Land Of Expression" - International Art Competition “Grata Prize in Visual Arts 2020”, Cultural center Grata JJ, art gallery MuseumLV, Riga City, Latvia.

    Event: Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020

    Venue: ChengduNongyuan International Art Village, Chengdu City, China

    Painting “Distance Yourself” - Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition, ChengduNongyuan International Art Village, NY20+, WE NEED ART, Chengdu City, China

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 2.0

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020

    Venue: Artbox.Project Zurich 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland

    Painting “Undefeatables” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 2.0 part of the SWISS ART EXPO!

    Event: I Would Like To Bring You Love

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2020 - Sept. 15, 2020

    Venue: Cita Abra Art Project, Liepaja, Latvia

    Solo Exhibition "I Would Like To Bring You Love", Art Project "Cita Abra, Liepaja City,

    Event: 21 of XX

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020

    Venue: Rietumu Bank Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    Latvian artists group exhibition "21 of XXI”, Rietumu Bank, Riga, Latvia

    Event: Afternoon Gossip

    Dates: Jan. 5, 2020 - March 31, 2020

    Venue: OnAir Cafe & TV24, Riga, Latvia

    Solo Exhibition "Afternoon Gossip", On Air Cafe, Riga City, Latvia.

    Event: Keep Calm & Carry On

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

    Venue: M Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    Solo Exhibition "Keep Calm & Carry On", Art Gallery M Art, Riga City, Latvia.

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0

    Dates: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019

    Venue: Artbox.Project Zurich 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland

    Painting “Life Is Beautiful” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0 part of the SWISS ART EXPO!

    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0

    Dates: Jan. 15, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2019

    Venue: ArtBox.Project Miami 2.0, Miami

    Painting “Charming Coastal Senses” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0, part of the ART BASEL ART WEEK MIAMI!

    Event: Radu Raksti

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

    Venue: Museum LV, Riga

    Family Group Exhibition "Radu Raksti", Museum LV and Grata JJ, Riga, Latvia.

    Event: Glimpse Of Sunshine

    Dates: March 2, 2017 - April 2, 2017

    Venue: Headspace@Eggspace, 16-18 Newington, L1 4 Liverpool City, United Kingdom

    Private Exhibition hosted by Headspace@Eggspace , showing more than twenty of my paintings, created in the last few years.

    Event: Cheers to Holland

    Dates: March 1, 2016 - March 25, 2016

    Venue: Agija Suna Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    Devoted to Holland, Group Exhibition organized by Agija Suna Art Gallery at EU House in Riga, Latvia.

    Event: Art Galaxy

    Dates: Nov. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014

    Venue: The Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga City, Latvia

    A project by young art historians of the Art Academy of Latvia in collaboration between the LatvianNational Museum of Art and the Faculty of History and Theory of Arts of the Art Academy of Latvia.
    The exhibition opens up an infinite field of art messages and invites viewers to observe the metaphoricalstarry skies in which every artist’s work sparkles in its brightness, harmoniously uniting in the commonstructure of the galaxy.

    Event: Lights of North

    Dates: Nov. 5, 2014 - March 2, 2015

    Venue: Nordic Partners, Riga, Latvia

    Personal Exhibition

    Event: Dream or Reality

    Dates: Sept. 8, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014

    Venue: Art Gallery "Istaba", Riga City, Latvia

    Solo Exhibition "Dream or Reality" featuring mother & artist Ilze Avotina at
    Art Gallery "Istaba". An exhibition devoted to Riga City as the 2014 European Capital of Culture.

    Event: From The Sunny Side

    Dates: June 2, 2014 - Sept. 1, 2014

    Venue: Shine Arts, Leeds City, United Kingdom

    Somewhere in Yorkshire, beautiful seaside, perhaps everyone's dream to be there.

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Education

1998 - 2000

Art Academy of Latvia

1994 - 1998

Art Academy of Latvia

1987 - 1994

J.Rozentals Art College of Riga City, Latvia


Awards

2018

1ST 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

“And What's Behind the Corner?” – 1ST 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER, www.artslant.com, United States of America

Show more awards Hide

2017

8TH 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

“Striped Cat's Story” - 8TH 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER, www.artslant.com, United States of America

2017

5TH 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - Paintings Category

“Perfect Day” - 5TH 2018 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER - www.artslant.com, United States of America

2017

Showcase Winner Round#3 - Painting Category

Showcase Winner Round#3: www.artslant.com, United States of America

2016

Showcase Winner Round#5 - Painting Category

Showcase Winner Round#5: www.artslant.com, United States of America

2016

Showcase Winner Round#2 -Painting Category

Showcase Winner Round#2: www.artslant.com, United States of America

2015

Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, USA

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category

2015

Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, USA

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category

2014

Showcase Winner Round#5: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

2013

Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

2012

Showcase Winner Round#2: www.artslant.com , U.S.A

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

2011

Showcase Winner Round#4: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

2010

Showcase Winner Round#6: www.artslant.com, U.S.A

Showcase Winner Round in Painting Category.

2009

inalist of International Art Competition “Women In The Arts”

www.artromgallery.com, Italy

2008

The 2nd Place Winner of Art Competition “Humans In The Moment”

www.artromgallery.com, Italy

2007

In Top Ten of International Art Competition “TopTen Edition 2007

www.artromgallery.com, Italy

2000

Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City, Latvia

Annual Scholarship for new emerging artists.

1999

Grand Prix of “Air Baltic” Art Competition and Scholarship of the Vienna City, Austria

Scholarship let to spend one month of living in Vienna City, Austria.

1999

Winner of I. Zarinsh Scholarship, Riga City, Latvia

Annual Scholarship for new emerging artists.

1999

Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco”, Florence City, Italy

Art Residence opportunity in Florence, Italy.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: "New This Week" Collection

Dates: Dec. 27, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022

Venue: Saatchi Art online, USA

"Life Never Stops In New York" presented in new SAATCHI ART Collection.

Event: Best Of November

Dates: Nov. 1, 2021 - Nov. 30, 2021

Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

"Morning Rush" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of November"

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 3.0

Dates: Aug. 20, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2021

Venue: ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zurich

Painting "Go Out & Live It" - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 3.0 at SWISS ART EXPO!

Event: Helen's David Hockney Collection

Dates: Aug. 1, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2021

Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

"Painting "That's How I Feel About You" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Helen's David Hockney Collection"

Event: Hope Shape The Future

Dates: July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Venue: ARTRIS Online Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Virtual Online Exhibition "Hopes Shape the Future" Curated by Artris Gallery, South Korea

Event: The New Normal

Dates: June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Venue: Singulart Online Gallery, Paris

Painting "Impossible Is Possible" included in Singulart collection "The New Normal"

Event: Best Of June

Dates: June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

"Closer & Closer" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of June"

Event: Best Of May

Dates: May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Venue: Artfinder, London England U.K

Painting "Life Never Stops In New York" presented in new ARTFINDER Collection "Best of May":

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0!

Dates: April 1, 2021 - April 15, 2021

Venue: ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0, Barcelona

Three of my paintings "Caught Up In The Moment", "So Refreshing" & “The Girl's Song" take part in The ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0!

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT World 1.0,

Dates: Jan. 4, 2021 - Jan. 15, 2021

Venue: Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Painting “Impossible Is Possible” - ARTBOX.PROJECT World 1.0,

Event: Cats

Dates: Oct. 17, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021

Venue: KUNSTIRUUM ESTONIA, Tallinn, Estonia

Baltic artists exhibition ′′Cats′′ - KUNSTIRUUM ESTONIA, Tallinn City, Estonia

Event: United Artists

Dates: Oct. 5, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020

Venue: ARTRIS Online Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Painting "Paradise Worth Exploring" - Online Art Exhibition "United Artists"
"ARTRIS" Art Platform, South Korea

Event: Grata Prize in Visual Arts 2020

Dates: Sept. 7, 2020 - Oct. 20, 2020

Venue: Museum LV, Riga

Painting "The Land Of Expression" - International Art Competition “Grata Prize in Visual Arts 2020”, Cultural center Grata JJ, art gallery MuseumLV, Riga City, Latvia.

Event: Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 1, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020

Venue: ChengduNongyuan International Art Village, Chengdu City, China

Painting “Distance Yourself” - Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition, ChengduNongyuan International Art Village, NY20+, WE NEED ART, Chengdu City, China

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 2.0

Dates: Aug. 16, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020

Venue: Artbox.Project Zurich 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland

Painting “Undefeatables” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 2.0 part of the SWISS ART EXPO!

Event: I Would Like To Bring You Love

Dates: Aug. 16, 2020 - Sept. 15, 2020

Venue: Cita Abra Art Project, Liepaja, Latvia

Solo Exhibition "I Would Like To Bring You Love", Art Project "Cita Abra, Liepaja City,

Event: 21 of XX

Dates: Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020

Venue: Rietumu Bank Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

Latvian artists group exhibition "21 of XXI”, Rietumu Bank, Riga, Latvia

Event: Afternoon Gossip

Dates: Jan. 5, 2020 - March 31, 2020

Venue: OnAir Cafe & TV24, Riga, Latvia

Solo Exhibition "Afternoon Gossip", On Air Cafe, Riga City, Latvia.

Event: Keep Calm & Carry On

Dates: Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

Venue: M Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

Solo Exhibition "Keep Calm & Carry On", Art Gallery M Art, Riga City, Latvia.

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0

Dates: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019

Venue: Artbox.Project Zurich 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland

Painting “Life Is Beautiful” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0 part of the SWISS ART EXPO!

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0

Dates: Jan. 15, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2019

Venue: ArtBox.Project Miami 2.0, Miami

Painting “Charming Coastal Senses” - ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0, part of the ART BASEL ART WEEK MIAMI!

Event: Radu Raksti

Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

Venue: Museum LV, Riga

Family Group Exhibition "Radu Raksti", Museum LV and Grata JJ, Riga, Latvia.

Event: Glimpse Of Sunshine

Dates: March 2, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Venue: Headspace@Eggspace, 16-18 Newington, L1 4 Liverpool City, United Kingdom

Private Exhibition hosted by Headspace@Eggspace , showing more than twenty of my paintings, created in the last few years.

Event: Cheers to Holland

Dates: March 1, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Venue: Agija Suna Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

Devoted to Holland, Group Exhibition organized by Agija Suna Art Gallery at EU House in Riga, Latvia.

Event: Art Galaxy

Dates: Nov. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014

Venue: The Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga City, Latvia

A project by young art historians of the Art Academy of Latvia in collaboration between the LatvianNational Museum of Art and the Faculty of History and Theory of Arts of the Art Academy of Latvia.
The exhibition opens up an infinite field of art messages and invites viewers to observe the metaphoricalstarry skies in which every artist’s work sparkles in its brightness, harmoniously uniting in the commonstructure of the galaxy.

Event: Lights of North

Dates: Nov. 5, 2014 - March 2, 2015

Venue: Nordic Partners, Riga, Latvia

Personal Exhibition

Event: Dream or Reality

Dates: Sept. 8, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014

Venue: Art Gallery "Istaba", Riga City, Latvia

Solo Exhibition "Dream or Reality" featuring mother & artist Ilze Avotina at
Art Gallery "Istaba". An exhibition devoted to Riga City as the 2014 European Capital of Culture.

Event: From The Sunny Side

Dates: June 2, 2014 - Sept. 1, 2014

Venue: Shine Arts, Leeds City, United Kingdom

Somewhere in Yorkshire, beautiful seaside, perhaps everyone's dream to be there.


 

Biography

For me to become an artist was pretty easy. Colours, brushes, canvases followed me around since early childhood, as I come from  artist family of several generations. Participating in exhibitions since sweet sixteen, I won several awards, the most important being the opportunity to spend some time in Vienna City, Austria where I discovered F. Hundertwasser’s art which really inspired me. Other inspiring names in art for me are Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso.
For the last seventeen years I have been living in Leeds City, West Yorkshire, 
United Kingdom. The beautiful scenery of Yorkshire widens my creativity. Here there is some kind mix of different forms of nature, it’s like Italy, France, Spain and Latvia all in one. In my paintings, I devote much attention to the play of colours, line and plot. I convey my vision of the world with colours and images, but the plot plays a special role. 
The paintings were created mainly during my travels. I try to perceive the world not only in my native Latvia, but also in other countries. Each painting has its own story. Some tell about scenic mountains of Tuscany, the magic cathedrals of Italy. Perhaps, there are stories about Britain’s magical gardens or a cat that brings warmth and peace to home. A woman waiting for the love of her lifetime…
 
 
 
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