Current Artist Displaying at Cafe Cesura
‘Ievgeniia Sablina is a well-known visual artist in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation. She has exhibited her work at galleries and museums all over the world and has taught studio and lectured classes for many years. Her art is unique, courageous and gorgeous. Paintings are vibrant and powerful—so imbued with color.’
‘I start each painting with a pencil sketch on the canvas and choose paint colors as I see the image develop in my mind.
Even though birds are terrestrial I am heavily influenced by the strata of the ocean, and always envision the layers of the painting and personality of the final image as rising up steadily from the seabed through the trenches, abyss, midnight and twilight zones, and finally appearing whole and complete at the surface sunlight zone. After my initial sketch I work on the background, the bird eye, and finally the body, feathers, and highlights.
My previous projects include a series of abstract collagraphs inspired by my diving experiences and stories of Atlantic wreck divers and the visibility and safety concerns they encounter, and a series of mixed media images of incongruously-placed details.
My mother, Jackie, motivated me to start painting birds. She is an avid birdwatcher in the Northeast, and her enthusiasm encouraged my creativity. I grew up in Ithaca, New York, and enjoy spending time outdoors there and in Seattle, where I currently reside. I have a BA in Fine Art and am a licensed attorney in Washington and New York.’
‘You see, I have a passion for creating. Ever since I was little, I would always have the most fun expressing my thoughts and using my imagination to create things. I would build Lego palaces, sew clothes for my stuffed animals, and of course, feature my paintings in an exclusive gallery for the world’s most famous artists (my lovely parents) to see. Whether I’m drawing a realistic portrait or designing a digital media such as this website, I absolutely love creating. It’s a way for me to escape from reality and feel like a kid again.’
‘Sophia’s work is a synthesis of creativity, and imagination, science, and geometry. Many of her paintings use white space to draw the viewers focus towards the image.’