My name is Yana Belcher (Huseva), I was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and have shown a great love for art since my childhood. As a baby, immediately after I learned to stand, I began to paint on the walls of my home - everywhere from the floor to the ceiling. As a result, my mother enrolled me in art classes at a very early age.
It was at the age of 5 that I first decided I wanted to be an architect. 14 years later, I graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Assembly Technikum and went on to continue my education at the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. While in school, I worked at a small architectural firm in my hometown, participating in several projects throughout the city.
In 2018, I migrated to America and began to paint. Because of my time in architecture school, I enjoy painting buildings and structures with a sharp perspective. For inspiration, I draw from impressionists such as Van Gogh and Monet, as well as symbolists such as Vrubel. I work in diverse styles and techniques, using oils, watercolors, and acrylics for painting as well as pencils, pastels, pens, and crayons for my drawings. I often like to mix different materials and textures in my pieces to make each one wholly unique.