Yaryna Yuryk – Lviv, Ukraine
Nataliya Scheib – Houston, TX
Nataliya Scheib is an artist mostly known for her figurative work, portraits, and landscape paintings. She was born and raised in Ukraine and currently lives and works in Houston, TX.
Nataliya has been involved in various forms of art throughout her life. At an early age she completed an intensive 4-year program at an art school, where she learned classical painting techniques.
After receiving a BA in Architecture, Nataliya began her career as an architect, which reflects in most of her work. After moving to Houston, Nataliya continued her art education at the Glassell School of Art with the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in Houston TX.
Nataliya appreciates all forms of art. In her work she loves to combine traditional painting styles with variety of contemporary art making techniques. She is influenced by old masters, expressionists, and contemporary artists.
Her work has been included in several exhibitions including Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas; North Gallery Department of Art and Design of San Jacinta College in Houston, Texas; Fine Art Museum in Gadsden, Alabama; and Nicolet Gallery, Nicolet College, Wisconsin .
She has received several awards for her oil paintings and her paintings were selected among 79 artists of the United States for 2014 collection of Art Buzz publication.
Debra Forth – San Francisco, CA
A rainbow-haired amazon from Detroit, MI, that’s me. I love Detroit, but I’m done with snow. I left my heart in San Francisco a while back, and am finally able to call it home.
I paint what I love, and love what I paint.
The city that I live in, the people I’m surrounded by, and pop culture are things that inspire me. Living in many major cities across the country has inspired a lot of creativity in my life. Silly things. Jim Henson’s The Muppets followed by Tom Brokov was the norm growing up. A well-balanced dose of world news and some adult, yet kid friendly, humor. I paint the things that I like, not what anyone requests. I can’t pick a subject, it picks me.