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Welcome to Tatyana’s Studio
in Laguna Beach California!




Fall in love with life, nature and art!

Welcome to Tatyana’s Laguna Beach Art Studio! Relax to the sound of the ocean and flourishing artistic vibes! Fall in love with life, food, nature and art! Laguna Beach, CA is a quaint coastal paradize just south of Los Angeles. Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated six million people visiting annually. Known as an Art Colony, Laguna is home to the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival, Art-A-Fair, Bluewater Music Festival and amazing live music year-round.

Studio Visits

Prolific artist, Tatyana has few dozen paintings in progress, some taking years to complete. Visiting artist’s studio is like stepping into a different dimension, where time disappears and creativity bursts into a million of colorful brushstrokes. Please contact Tatyana to visit her studio located in the heart of Laguna to discover how she creates her art, the source of inspiration and current projects.

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Creative Process

Tatyana’s creative process is fluid and intuitive, up until the last moment, everything could change. She works methodically and passionately, not settling until it feels perfect. Some paintings taking years to complete. A prolific painter, Tatyana has many paintings in progress, waiting for the inspiration to progress to the next step.  Tatyana was fortunate to learn directly from the great masters by making replicas at the National Gallery of Art, and has developed a glazing technique which gives her oil paintings luminosity and depth of color. What is unique about her works is the use of natural materials, from plants & feathers to diamonds & gold.

Embellishments

Immigrating from Moscow with a degree in Fashion Design, Tatyana is obsessed with glamour, fashion and naturalism. She often uses various natural materials and precious gemstones in her oil paintings to create stunning texture and light effects. Dried up flowers, insects, tobacco, coffee, seashells, animal fur and feathers are used in her Metaphysical collection, paying homage to the elemental world.

Her Robb Report-inspired Luxury collection is richly embellished with numerous small real faceted diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and Gold leaf. Sparkling mysteriously in the dark, these paintings make great conversation pieces suited for sophisticated art collectors.

About the Artist

Tatyana Zen is a Russian-American visual artist, best known for her Celebrity Portraits. She has established herself as a contemporary portrait painter inspired by the Old Masters. With 10 years of art training in Russian Realism and a degree in Fashion Design from Moscow Academy of Design & Technology, she immigrated to the United States in 1995. Tatyana was fortunate to learn from the masters while being a copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Painting from close observation of the great masters like Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez and Sargent allowed her to develop her own vision and proficiency.

Tatyana’s Imaginative Realism paintings fuse Pop Culture with Modern Spirituality rendering familiar subjects in a new provocative light. Using color, dramatic light, precious gemstones and exquisite glazing technique, her larger-than-life portraits dazzle and excite! The quality of her artwork is gaining acclaim and she’s acquiring a reputation as the Artist of the Stars. Tatyana was honored to paint the portraits of nominees at the American ICON Awards ceremony in 2019. She resides and exhibits in Laguna Beach, CA. Her work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. Read More > About Tatyana Zen