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About Anna Duyunova

Through my works I show my passion for Art, and I want to get the audience exited about Art. I want to evoke feelings and new thoughts, bring old memories and dreams, show the beauty of ordinary things.

My Art always comes from the heart.
It is my personal experience and dream world, my escape from triviality, and power to speak about lyric and dramatic poetry of life
For me Art is not an imitation of nature, and in my works I like to show the beauty of the ordinary things.
I create works with combination of reality and wonderland, painting landscapes and portraits with mystery realism. I draw fantasy and allegory compositions, showing the enhancement of nature. I get inspired by the music, nature, travel impressions, and some memories and observations.
In years I developed my own artistic style based on the traditions of some European and Asian artistic Divisions, like Synthetism , with its usage of vivid colours and some simplifications of forms.

My passion is to draw with pen and ink.
I found the philosophy of life in this black and white unity.
Sometimes I feel a need for color, and I add to my black and white compositions some burst of colours. It brings a lot of new and fresh themes, and gives me the new opportunities to express my feelings and thoughts. I like to play with lines, watch them to float and create the new images.
My other passion is painting with acrylic.
Regardless of the motive, acrylic paint portrays a symphony of color - it is a real treat and celebration of colours.
I like the special brightness and flexibility of acrylic paint, with endless possibilities for experimentations. Sometimes I like to paint alla prima, and apply the first impression, the fleeting visions of reality.
For this reason I like to work with watercolour paint and draw with watercolour pencils as well.

Anna Duyunova considers art a vehicle for materializing and intensifying the intimate and emotional tones that pervade an ephemeral moment in time,creating moving and memorable works. The Kazakhstani-born Canadian painter draws inspiration from her travel across the world,injecting a sense of fantasy and wonder into a variety of scenes. Her subjects are quite traditional,ranging from landscapes and allegorical themes to portraits and genre scenes. Duyunova relies on a variety of materials to render artworks,from waterclors and acrylic paints to pens,pencils,and ink. Her approach to painting is multifaceted :whereas her alla prima compositions are reminiscent of the Impressionists,a number of her acrylic works often evoke the color-driven Fauvist works of Henri Matisse and Andre Derain,especially in their simplification of forms and saturated colors Agora Gallery,NYC,2010

Until 1998 year Anna Duyunova was living in Kazakhstan, where she was introduced to European and Asian cultures. She took her first art education in variety of Art Studios and workshops, and continued to study Fine Art for five years in Alma- Ata State Institute of Fine Art, Theatre and Design.
Anna Duyunova graduated from Alma - Ata State Institute of Fine Art, Theatre and Design with Bachelor Degrees in Fine Art and Design, and exhibited in a variety of group art shows.
Since 1998 year Anna Duyunova is living in Canada, where she found her real homeland. She is running home based Art Studio, where she works as a freelance artist and art instructor.
Anna Duyunova exhibits in many on-line galleries, and in some galleries in Europe and North America, and her works can be found in Galleria Monteolivetto, Italy- France, but mostly in private collections around the world.
Anna Duyunova resent most significant exhibitions are “Beyond Borders”, Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, Agora Gallery, New York, USA, 2010, variety of art shows in Gallery Monteolivetto, Italy – France during 2010- 2012, Solo Exhibition” Wonderful Promenade”, Gallery Monteolivetto, Nice, France, 2012 ,”Art Takes Times Square” Special Performance by Twin Shadows , New York, 2012, “Regattas of America’s Cup” International Art Show and Competition Naples, Italy, 2012 -2013, “In The Minds. Art of Innovation”, International Group Exhibition, Vividart Network and Gallery Mentana, Florence, Italy, 2013, and “Crossing Over” with Rio Gallery II and Art Tour International and Vivid Arts Network, New York, 2013, Solo Exhibition “ Pursuit of Happiness” in “Essentia”, Calgary in March – April 2014.
As well Anna Duyunova is a active member of Calgary Sketch Club and Calgary Leighton Art Centre,and exhibits in group art shows and competitions like “Inspired by Travel”, 2012 and “ Transcending Tradition”, 2013, “ Below Zero”, 2014, " The Best of Leighton", 2014.
Some of her works were published in Poetry book of Viet Tran “Shining Above The Rainbow”, Blurb, 2012 and in the “Art Tour International Magazine 2013.