Anastasia is a Russian-born, Toronto-based visual artist. A nomad at heart, she loves to create and explore. Anastasia's first big move was all by herself when she was 17, from the other side of the world to the evergreen Vancouver, BC. It opened her eyes to the power of art as a universal language, and ultimately led her to switch careers from engineering to painting full-time.
Anastasia enjoys working in various settings: painting live at social events and charity auctions; working with illustration agencies and fine art galleries; creating murals on the city streets and building art installations. Her work is primarily figurative, a whimsical mix of fantasy and reality. It blends together bold vibrant hues, energetic brushstrokes and subtle symbolism with a contemporary feel. Using mixed media like oil, pastels and gold leaf, the artist evokes intricate dreamscapes and ethereal characters.
Through art, Anastasia invites the viewer to connect with their inner self, and to celebrate the beauty and mystery of life.