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


This too shall pass


Original Artworks (86)

Anita Zotkina; Dolphin, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 This drawing is inspired by intelligence and playfulness of the marine species.  When I was little, I lived on the seashore of the Black see.  Back then I wanted to be a mermaid, so I could live in the sea and play with the dolphins.  ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Mixed Media, 2021
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Staying Above, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sometimes the best strategy is to release all attachments, get above everything and look down at life, just like it is a intricate  theater. Sure, one has to come back to do their chores, but for a moment one can be free. The viewers can see a ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Mixed Media, 2021
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Rooster, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 In the Eastern European culture, the Rooster is a symbol of cleansing. When one gets surrounded with negativity and dark spirits, they need to wait for a rooster crowing. With each crowing dark spirits are losing their powers, and after the third one, they are all gone. ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Mixed Media, 2021
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Parting Words Stay Safe, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is a result of many years of thinking of human s path.  Of who helped us to get here, and how we will proceed into the future.  Will we respect the natureWill our future be brightWill we have a living planet ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Midnight Siesta, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is inspired by big and beautiful creatures that live far away.  One can only imagine how their day- to- day routine looks like.  I suppose it involves some napping, hunting and aurora borealis watching.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; Looking For The Big Dipper, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is inspired by the sky and its magnetism.  One often looks in the sky for something that could not be found here on Earth. ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Anita Zotkina; The Joyful Dance Of Life, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 The big birds are mesmerizing.  Everything they do walk, shake their feathers, stretch their long necks and examine their wings, seems full of veiled significance.  Their colors and charisma awake genuine curiosity.In this painting, I wanted to show that a big bird is a small fragment ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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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 ...
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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...
Anita Zotkina
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...
Anita Zotkina
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 manI would love to give a hug to a panda.  I was thinking of us ...
Anita Zotkina
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 ...
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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 DassaEURoeWherever 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.  ...
Anita Zotkina
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
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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 ...
Anita Zotkina
Original Oil Painting, 2016
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 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. ...