Swiss-Russian artist, Inna lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work is inspired by the individuality of all physical things and energies found in the natural world with high emphasis on the aesthetic beauty, balance and harmony.
Inna spent her childhood in Russia, where she has finished Arts school with honors. Her drawings and paintings were already exhibited in earlier years, during her days at the arts school. Moving to Switzerland in 2005, nudged her in another direction. Inna has obtained Doctorate of Business Administration with a specialization on Behavior finance. A career in finance taught her business sense and enhanced her work ethic. Inna also lived and developed herself professionally in New York, Stockholm and Paris. However, she always kept a passion for painting. She was working as a part-time artist since 2008. Big part of her past work consists of commissions in various styles held in private collections. In recent years, Inna abandoned finance industry in favor of painting, to produce the maximum from her true essence in life – being a painter and artist.
This internationally-active artist continues to work in her studio in Geneva. Today, she dedicates herself fully to the craft of painting.
In a continuing search for the existential connection between mankind and his environment, Inna enjoys painting Swiss nature. When painting landscapes, she is often working straight from nature, en plein air, focusing on changing things like the light and the sky, or the movement in the water. Her work is grounded in the romantic tradition of landscape, yet different techniques and palette add an abstract quality. Her aim is to capture unique moments, gaining a deeper understanding of nature, social interactions and being present to see the little moments that otherwise might be missed. Behind each representation in her paintings there is thought on the flow direction, making it harmonious and complete.
Every day, we spend most of our time indoors. It is important to remember about amazing, beautiful things around us.
Work in Studio
Usually, I make pencil and oil sketches outdoors to establish the main compositional masses and elements of a landscape. Later I use photographs to work on details, tones and color in my studio.