Classically trained contemporary painter, Tatyana creates powerful and realistic portraits. Zen has met and captured on canvas numerous celebrities, including Al Pacino, Quincy Jones, Robert DeNiro, Sylvester Stallone, Myke Tyson and Evander Holyfield.
Her work has been collected worldwide, and her series of business moguls and Presidents is receiving recognition and praise. Her pieces are united by a characteristic painting style, bold, freestyle, yet carefully layered using Old Masters painting techniques. Tatyana’s large-scale portraits have the unique ability to capture viewers’ attention, as the portraits lock gazes with their audience.
Interview with Tatyana Zen April 2019
Who is Tatyana Zen?
She’s a Russian-American contemporary painter inspired by the Old Masters. This talented female portrait artist on the rise is shooting for the stars, quite literally! Grateful to present her Celebrity Portraits at the American Icon Awards tribute honoring Al Pacino in May 2019, her career is taking a quantum jump.
And its apparent she’s well on her way. The California–based artist is known for her obsession with color, pop-culture icons and glamor, often incorporating natural elements in her paintings like coffee, tobacco, diamonds and gold leaf. Fortunate to live in the art colony of Laguna Beach, just south of the Hollywood scene, her relationships with the film industry, celebrities and entrepreneurs allowed her to make a statement in the celebrity art world and establish herself as a top contemporary portrait painter.
How long have you been painting?
My whole life as long as I can remember! Being born into an artistic family, I was encouraged to become an artist from a very early age. And not just an artist, a great artist. No pressure, mom!
Do you only paint celebrities?
Not at all! I believe that every life is valuable and worth celebrating! Painting celebrities allows artists to showcase their skill. I paint people of every walk in life! I love painting faces and get the likeness and the essence.
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