Wilmington artist Tatyana Kulida comes home to lead immersive painting workshop

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WILMINGTON —Former Wilmingtonian, Tatyana Kulida is back to lead an immersive painting workshop at the Cameron Art Museum.

“I like to work in Wilmington because it feels like I am coming home – I have my house here, as well as many very dear friends,” Kulida said. “I always have a hard time leaving because I have to say ‘goodbye’ to some of the best people I’ve ever known.”

Tatyana in her New Zealand studio. (Courtesy: Cameron Art Museum)

Born in Russia, Kulida moved to North Carolina as soon as she was old enough to leave. She lived in Wilmington for over a decade until her passion led her to study at the Florence Academy of Art, one of the top realism schools in the world. She later became an instructor there, specializing in the French Academic Method.

Her recent exhibitions include: “The Royal Society of Portrait Painters” in London, “Chiaroscuro” in New York, and “The Royal Society of British Painters,” where she received the de László Award for Classical Draughtsmanship in 2015. She currently lives in New Zealand.

A sample of Tatyana’s Kulida’s work. (Courtesy of Cameron Art Museum)

“It’s important to me to work from life because it’s the only way of direct access to my subject,” Kulida said. “To paint from a picture is twice removed, first through the camera lens, and second from the printed image. I am after creating a presence that can only be observed and built from life through a multiplicity of moments.”

Kulida will remain in North Carolina through January. The public is invited to watch her live demonstration during the CAM’s “Art of the Bloom” fundraiser on Jan. 8 at the Blockade Runner from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

She is also available for private commissions. Her portraits belong in many private collections around the world.


Still Life in Oil – 35 Hour Immersion
All Levels (Not Recommended for Beginners)
Jan 17-21 and Jan 23-27, 10 days, 12 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to set up and paint a still life like the Old Masters. So much depends on composition when learning how to create a story through the meaning of objects. Explore the secrets of Claesz, Chardin, and Cezanne with an award-winning instructor. Visit cameronartmuseum.org to register.

For more information, please contact Tatyana Kulida at tatyana.kulida@gmail.com or through her website tatyanakulida.com.

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