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Irina Elkina is a Russian born artist based in Geneva, Switzerland.  

 

Irina is known for her water colour paintings and life drawings.  She has been influenced by the famous fashion illustrator Antonio, who took inspiration from American Pop Art and used an immensely diverse set of techniques: pencil, charcoal, ink, gouache painting, and collage.

 

Irina has a “Red Diploma” from the prestigious Moscow University of Technology and Design.  She has studied life drawing with the Director of Anatomy at the Florence Academy of Art and Contemporary Figurative sculpture with Andrew Cawrse, a contemporary of Richard MacDonald.  Her fashion creations have appeared in Vogue magazine and she was a finalist in Russia’s annual contest for young designers.  She is a member of the Palette Carougoise.

 

Irina's works have been exhibited in Switzerland, France and Russia.