Tatiana Iliina
Greenfield Park, Canada

Tatiana Iliina was born in Russia and grew up near St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad. “When I was a young student,” Tatiana says, “I was inspired and undeniably influenced by the artwork I would see around me, such as the treasures of the Hermitage Museum.” Inspired by the works of Monet, Kandinsky, Aivazovsky or Andrei Rublev, she would go on to earn a Master of Arts at the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy. Tatiana now lives in Montreal and has sold paintings to collectors all over the world. Fun fact: Tatiana is a YouTube sensation. Her videos have been viewed over one million times.

Artist and Customer Comments

Tatiana Iliina 2/11/2016 | 12:43 PM

Hi, thanks for the great comment!

commentsChipmunk Playground
I Mcdougall purchased this artwork. 1/7/2016 | 7:33 PM

I love the energy in this painting - it does seem like a playground. The opposite colors and the skillful use of color on the tree trunks and the textural brush (or knife) strokes look like fun, play. This painting makes me smile.

Swagger of a Troubador

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

36" h x 30" w x 1" d
4 lbs. 1 oz.


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This abstract painting was done with a palette knife. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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