Lilia Varetsa studied
art at The Kharkov State University of Fine Art & Design where she
received here BFA and MA degrees in Fine Art and Interior Design.
Varetsa has worked as a professional artist, illustrator and interior
designer since 1976.She developed her painting and illustration skills
in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink and
color lithography . During her career she has become known for a
passionate love of fine art and a deep knowledge of art history.Her
work has received numerous regional, national and international
awards.With their strong sense of composition and color, her paintings
always draw the viewer back again and again. Her images have been
published as art prints, calendars, post stamps,children’s book
illustrations, and greeting cards.Since the mid 1990’s, she has
concentrated on children's picture books, fantasy book .
tale books with her illustrations are currently distributed in the
Australia, other English language countries and Europe.Her work has
been widely exhibited and now are in collections in the USA,
France,the UK, Italy,and Australia.
It can also be found at The National Museum of History &Culture Belarus, at
the Fine Art Museum in Kiev , Ukraine,at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne
and other corporate collections.
Now Lilia is working out of her studio in Melbourne and looking forward to working with you on your next project!
Valentin Varetsa began his
career as a professional artist, having studied at the Kharkov Academy
of Fine Art,Ukraine and the St.Petersburg Academy of Fine Art,Russia .
The passion for color and attention to intricate detail that earned him
his Masters degree is evident in his work.He creates harmonious
compositions with superbly balanced colors and shapes.Valentin’s work
is a blend of colors, emotions and dreams.With dozens of personal
exhibitions in Italy, Belarus, Ukraine, and Australia, Valentin has
earned great respect as an artist.His illustrations can be seen in
books, published throughout world. Some examples of Valentin’s work are
the illustrations for the Random House Children's Treasure, The
Children's Treasure Gift Set, Favourite Bedtime Stories and The Hare
and the Tortoise and other fables. His work has appeared in many
exhibitions, galleries and museums worldwide including; Fine Art Museum
in Kiev,The National Museum of History &Culture Belarus, National
Library of Belarus,National Library of USA,in Washington, USA and other museums and collections .
Valentin prefers to use a variety of media. He uses acrylic, oil,
watercolor, gouache. Valentin’s goals as a painter are clear when he
says,” My appreciation of the world is always increasing and I enjoy
sharing it with others through my artwork. My goal in each painting is
to encourage the viewer to feel the emotions, struggles and triumphs of
living free.” Valentin continues to create original artwork from
his studio in Melbourne ,Australia and specially requested
commissions. In addition to commission work, various sizes and
selections of Varetsa’s previous artwork continues to be available in
limited edition, framed, paper or canvas-style, prints.