Hello, I am Zenya 🙂
I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember. My inspiration is drawn from the beauty of fairy tales, all things that can be imagined and nature – which I always wanted to find a way to support (I donate part of the profit to conservation charities). I work both digitally and using traditional media.
I grew up in artistic family, loved history, art and was refusing to read anything if it was not an adventure story or fairy tale. Sometimes we had trips to the theatre – behind the scenes! People there were fascinating, and there was the machinery, dry ice fog, jewelled costumes, coloured lights and all sorts of magic! Unbelievable revolving stages’ rides. Clouds – huge painted swings, cloud-shaped on one side, hung from the incredible height. Flowers that rained down, miraculously ended up the right way round and created a meadow…
Looked like everything is possible there – a great inspiration for me.
Part of my family lineage were merchants who all shared a love of the arts. My Granddad, navy officer, was also a painter, and so was my Mum. These merchants’ main trade was textile and fabric: I am surprised I didn’t think how family history is repeating itself long after I designed my first fabric.
Currently I live in Nottingham, UK, where Robin Hood and other local legends are my inspiration for work with Nottingham’s tourist shops.
If you want to see what I’m up to or to get in touch check my Instagram page or drop me a line. I would love to hear from you! 🙂