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Irina Malkmus   Solvang, CA
I was born in the city of Kharkov in the former USSR,what is now known as Ukraine. When I was young I liked to draw what I had seen that day,or was thinking about. At school I would draw doodles in the margins of my textbooks to help me remember the lessons. After school I wanted to study at the art institute, but those were difficult years in my country and my mother urged me to take a more practical career path. I graduated from medical college and became a nurse.

During the end of my studies at university I met my future husband, and a year later we moved to America. Here I returned to my passion for art. I began to develop my own skills in my home studio. My favorite subjects are people, animals and using my imagination. To express myself, I use different mediums ... acrylic,oil, mixed media, 3-D, wool felting, pewter and jewelry.

My dream is to be seen, heard and understood. My concept art is a reflection of what is happening through the prism of feminism.
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10/28/16 - Buellton Rec Holiday Bazaar!
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The 8th Annual Buellton Rec Holiday Bazaar is coming Saturday, November 5 from 10 am – 3 pm 301 Second St Buellton, CA 93427 Solvang, CA Don't miss the Annual Buellton Bazaar, a holiday arts and crafts fair. Local artist Irina Malkmus will display and sell various of her goods.   (805) 705-7288  Email   Website
10/4/16 - Save the Date! “Soaring” Show by Artist of the Month Irina Malkmus -- 10/5
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Irina Malkmus has been selected by the jury committee of the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association as the Artist of the Month for October. A special exhibit of her work, “Soaring”, will be featured in the Guild Room at Gallery Los Olivos from October 5 through November 2. This intriguing series of artworks reflects the artist’s rich imagination, eclectic style approach, and broad set of skills. Malkmus was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to America after graduation from her university studies, and now resides in Solvang with her husband and children. Malkmus has had a passionate interest in art since she was a child, and she continued expanding her knowledge and talents while also pursuing a professional career. Malkmus now concentrates on her art, and has showed and sold work in many venues. She looks forward to continuing to create thought-provoking art, and to find growing success in the field to which she is devoted. The Guild Room at Gallery Los Olivos is a space made available to member artists of the Santa Ynez Valley Art Association (formerly the Artists Guild SYV), a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area. Monthly group shows may feature an Artist of the Month along with a group show, juried award group shows, or group exhibits reflecting a special theme. This is an excellent venue space for visitors and art lovers to experience the work of local artists. The Guild Room at Gallery Los Olivos is located at 2920 Grand Avenue. ... Presented by: Irina Malkmus ... Venue: Gallery Los Olivos  (805) 705-7288  Website

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