Water - it can range from a reflective puddle to an opaque fog, a delicate water drop to a torrential down pour, a blinding snow to a patch of black ice. I want to harness that diversity and explore watercolors from many under-appreciated perspectives. I want to experiment with big paper, unconventional textures, and intense shadow and contrast. I want to prove that watercolor is as dynamic and versatile as water itself.
Ekaterina Smirnova is a New York based artist, graphic designer, illustrator, author and formerly a lawyer, originally from Siberia, Russia. She has been a member of The Art Students League (ASL) of NY since first moving to the United States in 2006, where she has won awards in print making, oil and watercolor pantings. She had the recent honor of being the artist in residence at ASL of NY for June 2010.
In 2010 she became a member of the Salmagundi club where she has received awards for her etchings and watercolor works.
Watercolor is Ekaterina's current passion. Great artists and instructors of ASL such as Frederick Brosen and Paul Ching-Bor have inspired her to find her unique style in this medium.