Photograph of Artist ANITA ZOTKINA
ANITA ZOTKINA
Watertwon, Massachusetts - United States


This too shall pass


Original Artworks (79)

Anita Zotkina; Taking A Break, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting was inspired by the chaotic reality that drives a human into deep despair. Taking a break from the reality, and exposing its ephemeral value, brings a sobering clarity, that reconnects human with its path within the rest of the creation. I draw this painting on ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Following The White Rabbit, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Searching for inner peace and love...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Song Of A Nightingale, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting was inspired by the birds, and their ability to create a beautiful atmosphere, just by singing. ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Little Koala, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I was thinking of the Australian Fires of 2020, and how many animals we had lost. I hope they left us for heaven, where they will continue to exist. It took me two months on and off to complete this painting. I sanded the face twice and ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Tenth Life, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 . Artwork description: 241 This painting is dedicated to cats.  Big, small, friendly, sassy, mellow, rebellious, all of them.Their slick mannerisms, paw- gestures and facial expressions are all charming.  They look like pampered movie stars.  Cats look magical enough to have at least nine lives.  I went even furtherIaEURtmve ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
16 x 20 (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Red Flower, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 . Artwork description: 241 The painting was inspired by Peruvian gardens ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
11 x 14 (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; White Flower, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 . Artwork description: 241 Just a flower. Inspired by all the flowers that surround me...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
14 x 11 (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Beautiful World, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 When I heard the news story about a young man who wanted to hug a panda bear and climbed into its pen, I thought, wow, I can totally relate to this young man  I would love to give a hug to a panda.  I was thinking of ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Contemplating Giraffe, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 . Artwork description: 241 This Giraffe appeared to me and demanded to be painted.  I donaEURtmt know what this painting means and how it supposed to be interpreted, I just did what he wanted me to do.  This artwork is one of a kind.  Made with high- quality professional oil ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2020
16 x 20 (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Cruising On A Petite Island, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 . Artwork description: 241 Paraphrasing Ram Dass:  aEURoeWherever you look you see what you are looking foraEUR.  If you are looking for smiles, you see smiles everywhere.  Smiles are bringing warmth and calm to the open hearts and make the on- going journey sweeter.   This artwork is one of a kind. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
24 x 18 (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Today Im Insane, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Today IaEURtmm doing what I want. It is a temporary escape from normality aEUR
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2015
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Small Life, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 . Artwork description: 241 Looking around one notices life everywhere. Little and big creatures are busy with their chores.  Sometimes they slow down and observe this amusing reality.  This artwork is one of a kind. Made with high- quality professional oil paint on a gallery wrapped canvas. Painting is signed   dated ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2020
20 x 16 (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; In Between Seasons, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on canvas panel, comes with brown wooden frame ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2016
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; May In Spain, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Canvas panel, comes with brown wooden frameThe landscape of a country side in Spain ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2013
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Vermont Field, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 Summer field in Vermontthis artwork is made on canvas panel, and has a brown wooden frame ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2014
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Time To Dream, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting portrays an inner child, who reads fairytales and plays with butterflies.  She has a lot of imaginary friends, she waves to the UFOs passing by, she visits other dimensions and she doesnaEURtmt question miracles.  This time the inner girl met a sparkly sky spirit, ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2020
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Observing Formlessness, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 28 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 One moment on the material plane, another moment somewhere else.  Altered feelings, altered colors and a sense of flying in space, just like a mini- organic- spaceship.  Noticing multicolored plasma being transformed into a familiar form to create a convincing illusion to entertain the Awareness with a ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; The Guardians, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 . Artwork description: 241 The Protectors of stability were installed by the Great Pprit to monitor the Grand Mosaic for rising disturbances.  Their main function is to pacify the distressed and keep the path clear for anyone who is ready for the journey.    Their presence is felt, even when they decide ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 20 (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; White Buffalo And Six Powers, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Powers in Black ElkaEURtms Vision:  The West aEUR
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Peace, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 . Artwork description: 241 The Spirit of Peace is here.  It opened reluctant hearts to the irresistible tunes of infinite love and joy, and brought back beautiful memories of a shiny and caring universe.  The Spirit promised to stay for good.  In reality, it had never left.This artwork is one ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2019
24 x 18 (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

I have been painting my whole life. Creating art is time-consuming, messy, and underappreciated, but I do it anyway, because this is how I express my understanding of life.

My art focuses mostly on women and animals, and their life journeys.

Since childhood I was fascinated by strong and independent women. I found them to be generous, wise, and extremely humorous. I enjoyed listening to their stories about the meaning of life and keeping up with the chores. Being a single mother, I recognized how challenging it is to work, take care of the kid, study, and stay open-minded and thoughtful.

In my paintings I am trying to capture life, mental torment, enlightenment and peace from a woman’s perspective.

Very often I add animals to my paintings, to create a cozy mood. As a child, I spent a lot of time outside, playing with stray dogs and cats, or in a field looking for butterflies and grasshoppers. Those were the best times. The animals I spent time with were my extended family, and I always felt safe with them. So, adding animals to my paintings, is like adding a thought of your favorite relative that conveys nothing but love.

While I am painting, I think of the balance between colors, shapes and contrast. Most of my paintings have an indistinctive background, to emphasize a bright and distinctive character in the front. I keep the faces well-lit and smooth, to suggest inner light and serenity.

Each piece of my artwork is unique. I use different combinations of colors and shapes each time it helps me to stay versatile and maintain my style.

It feels very natural to be an artist, because paint is my voice, with which I tell my story to the world. ...