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My name is Katia Zhukova, and I am a portrait and figure artist, currently working and living in Buffalo, NY USA.

I work in heavy body acrylics, the fast drying nature of which is perfect for my technique, which uses many quick textured layers, working with palette knives and brushes. All my paintings are created using only the three primary colors, plus black and white. Every other color is mixed on the palette from those basic colors. This minimal use of color helps me get to the core of my subject. I use shadow and light to bring out depth; to bring out something that appeals to me, a part of myself, through the model. 

I hope you will find something here that you will love!

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me!

- Katia