Eugenie Vronskaya - A6 Art on a Ukulele Print
'Mousai of the North'
Medium: Oil on gesso
Ukulele: Kala concert
printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching
Eugenie Vronskaya, Russian born artist currently living and working in The Highlands of Scotland. Eugenie studied icon paintings from an early age. It is still the biggest influence in her work. She attended Krasnopresnenskaya School of Art and a Fine Art University in Moscow. In 1989 Vronskaya arrived to UK and in 1991 she became the first Russian Student ever attending MA at the Royal College of Art. Vronskaya was invited by Sir Anthony Caro to participate in the International Triangle Workshop in New York State USA and subsequently was involved in running a number of Triangle International workshops in Africa (Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana).
I met Eugenie Vronskaya a couple of years ago, when she arrived at Pine Plane, New York State from Russia. She had come to participate in the work shop for painters and sculptors; undoubted she has overcome all sorts of difficulties to get there. I was struck at that time by her strength of purpose. Since then I have followed her work and seen it change and grow. The drawing within the painting has been allowed a greater rein. England seems to suit Eugenie and I believe she will fulfil her promise. She is an artist; she has the touch, the determination and the temperament-Sir Anthony Caro.
Vronskaya was a winner of the Visa international Bursary which enable her to complete MA at the RCA. She worked and exhibited in London, Paris, Denmark, America, Russia and USA.
Artist statement: I was mostly responding to the form of the instrument and it's main purpose to create a sound, music therefore- MOUSAI.