Saturday 17 October 2009

Etsy discovery: ManyaKotlin

A few weeks ago we discovered manyakotlin's artwork on Etsy. Her work is made in a very unusual way, this is how she explaines her work method: ' The image is scratched on cardboard, in a way similar to how etchings are made, and then oil paints are rubbed in literally by hand. The work becomes highly polished and deep in colors like a precious stone.'
These images don't do her work justice, we purchased the original of the image above and in real life it is really amazing!

And here some other pieces of her shop, they have a little Sci-Fi atmophere but also an old feeling, a bit of the past and a bit of the future, just amazing!

Manya is originally from Russia, St.Petersburg, and has a Russian diploma of graphic design. For the past 18 years she has been living in the USA. She is now busy with her four year old boy, her artistical work and is planning to make a childrens book with her husband who does visual poetry at his free time and they make books together.

The images should be enough to convince you to drop by her shop!!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I'm going to her shop right now! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work.

  3. They are very interesting and original! I love the dreamy atmosphere she has created on them:)

  4. Fantastic Artist,
    I am impressed!

  5. What unusual and beautiful artworks! Thanx for introducing this very creative artist to us!

  6. This is a fabulous artist! Thanks so much for the intro!