Artist Statement of Iryna Kastsova

"I create abundant floral compositions, portraits and vibrant seascapes in the style of impressionism, realism and expressionism. From early childhood, an inner need arose to convey my feelings: emotions, admiration for the beauty of nature, canvas, oil. I saw myself only as an artist. I graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Arts.

I draw inspiration from the Impressionists and enjoy spending time in the fresh air, watching the beauty of nature. I like to paint with oil on small and large canvas sizes. For seascapes and floral arrangements, I use research done on trips. A picture should appear in my head. Then I quickly throw it on the canvas using a spatula and brushes. I am very pleased that I can paint every day, discovering love and pleasure."