Tag: Fine Art

Artist Spotlight: Oksana Zhelisko

I chatted with Ukrainian-born, Edmonton-based artist Oksana Zhelisko recently.

Oksana moved to Canada from Ukraine when she was 21 and has been here since. Her art is full of emotion and I encourage you check out her recent series on her social channels. She’s incredibly talented.

It took us a couple of tries to be able to connect for this chat. And, to do so, she joined me from her parked car, which I’m super grateful for because I learned so much from her. I hope you do too.

[Featured Artwork: “She Walks Alone” by Oksana Zhelisko. Oil on canvas. 22″ x 28″]

Oksana Zhelisko
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Artist Spotlight: Janet Sutanto

I chatted recently with an artist who I’d only ever met in passing at art markets that my wife was at in the Edmonton, Alberta area. I’m pretty certain we didn’t even remember meeting each other since it’s been so long.

Janet Sutanto is a Christian, married mother of three adorable, young children. I’m grateful to her husband for being kind enough to wake up and watch the kids during Janet’s and my chat. (I know what it’s like being married to an artist. ;))

We had a great conversation, which you can read below.

[Featured Artwork: “Things Unseen” by Janet Sutanto. Acrylic.]

Janet Sutanto
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