From people-watching to creature-spotting, Inna uses vibrant layers of acrylics to introduce us to her hand-painted perspective of everyday life.
We asked the artist…
My paintings are quirky, cheerful, cartoonish, a bit naïve and full of colours. I like experimenting with palettes, using different colour schemes. I often choose bright colours for my paintings, which add more positivity and create a special atmosphere.
What inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere, from films and cartoons to books and magazines, my family and friends, music, etc. I love people and I like to watch them in pubs, cafes, parks. I am interested in their emotions, it is interesting to observe how facial expressions and gestures change.
I love chatting with strangers and listening to their stories. I like crazy people who think outside of the box. I also adore animals and love to watch them wherever I meet them. I like reading books and I love looking at pictures in children’s books. All this inspires me and fills me with new ideas.
What materials do you generally use?
I used to paint with watercolors and soft pastels for quite some time, but I switched to acrylics a couple of years ago and really loved it. Today I mainly paint with acrylics on canvas.
What’s been your favourite project to work on so far?
I created a series of acrylic paintings called “British Food” in the beginning of this year. The main idea of that project was to show my imagination of the names of British meals. I really enjoyed working on that series of pictures. It was a good fun.
What are you currently working on?
I’m working on three projects now. There are two series of acrylic paintings “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “The Beer head”. The first project has nothing to do with a famous film, except the name. It’s a series of quirky surrealistic paintings, as is “The Beer head”.
By the way, when I started working on these projects, I just thought of creating two independent paintings under the mentioned names. These two paintings have been completed and successfully sold a while ago. Now I have decided to return to these projects and make a series of paintings on the themes “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “The Beer Head”. I’m enjoying both of those projects. It’s such a good fun working on them.
The third project that I’m working on is a commission work, which is meant to be a Christmas present. So, I’m very busy these days, which is brilliant.