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  • Writer's pictureLeeza Arkhangelskaya

An Antidote to War

A conversation with Artist Tatiana Rezvaya

Fishing Time, Oil on canvas, 31.5 x 47


UK-based artist Tatiana Rezvaya believes that art can be a means for peace. “Whether consciously or not, art has always been and is still a healer and educator of moral and spiritual health, and I feel we: artists, musicians, poets, and actors can also be included in this group who care and contribute to the health of the world.”

Unfortunately, the world is still governed by money. While art is the territory of love and peace, it harbors the great power of creation: the antidote to the destructive power of war. Art knows no boundaries – it transcends cultural, religious, and socio-economic barriers.

Understanding of the universal values of humanity: beauty, goodness, and virtue can be expressed through art. Art can help us understand other cultures and appreciate the beauty and fragility of our world. It's a worthy mission for art, to promote peace, and something that every artist can play her part in.

Pink Flamingos, Oil on canvas, 31 x 47


Tatiana was born in 1943 in Kazakhstan during World War II. Her neighbors knew that Tatiana’s mother Klaudia was an artist. They would bring soldiers’ photographs of their family members begging her to draw portraits of their missing loved ones. For as long as she could remember, Tatiana watched her talented and passionate mother working with a brush in her hand.

Observing and studying her surroundings, Tatiana began to draw from an early age. She was drawing for pleasure, but she did not intend for it to become her career.

White Ibises, Oil on canvas, 39 x 30

In her adult life, Tatiana worked as an interpreter and professor, but her hands were constantly drawing. She traveled extensively and gathered many impressions that she wanted to share not only with words. Tatiana then decided to go “back to school” and become a professional artist.

Currently residing in London, UK, Tatiana’s paintings are in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Japan, Taiwan, Israel, and Australia.


Tatiana Rezvaya’s artworks are exhibited at East West Fine Art in

Mercato  ::  9118 Strada Place, #8130


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