My name is Karina. I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, where I had almost unlimited access to Hermitage, Peterhoff and other art museums and architectural monuments. As a teenager I drew illustrations for newspapers, and later curated creative team in digital marketing agency. In 2014 I moved to Seattle, WA where I took painting classes in Gage Academy of Art and began creating vivid illustrations again. I work mostly with watercolor medium and paint urban sketches, botanical and cute imaginary illustrations.
My imagination is my inspiration. When I create my illustrations I simply share pieces of me, the imaginary worlds that are born when I dream. It’s a great gift to be able to express yourself in art and share this art with people and inspire them!