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Pursue Your Dreams


My name is Yana Ivannikova and I am an artist living and working in the Netherlands. My inspiration is always in front of my eyes. Most of my time I paint “en plein air”, standing on Etretat cliffs or in tulip fields, or struggling with wind on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. I am focused on painting sea- and mountainscapes to depict enormous power and energy of these. I am working in different techniques: watercolor, pastels, oils and mixed media. Now I am working a lot in mixed media techniques to combine fluency and freedom of the watercolor and controllable graphical peculiarities of the pastel technique.

My paintings found their new homes in private collections in the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK, Greece, France, Ukraine, and so on.

 I am dedicating most of my time to teaching at two my art studios "Schilder met mij" in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.


Since 2020 most the workshops and courses are available online.

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Upcoming Events

  • Painting Course for Kids (English/Dutch)
    Sat, 20 May
    Plan-B, Yana Ivannikova Art Studio
    5 classes course for kids 6+ yrs. Duration of a class: 1:15h. The course runs on Saturdays. All professional materials are provided.
  • Painting Bruges en Plein air
    Sun, 21 May
    Paint architectural marvels of Bruges en Plein air
  • Swiss Alps Plein Air
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 26 May
    Escape to the Stunning Swiss Alps and Paint En Plein Air! Dates: 26-29 May. Watercolor and mixed-media! 4 days of painting and instruction in the area around Montreux (2 days) and Matterhorn (2 days)
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Past Events

  • Snowy Alps
    Sun, 05 Feb
    05 Feb, 10:30 – 14:00
    Plan-B, Hurksestraat 19, 5652 AH Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Master the watercolor wet-on-wet technique to paint the Alps in snow! All materials and tools are provided.
  • Snowy Amsterdam in limited color palette
    29 Jan, 11:00 – 15:00
    Amsterdam Studio, Kraijenhoffstraat 34, 1018 RL Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wet-on-wet watercolor with a limited palette. All materials and tools are provided.
  • Christmas celebration
    Sat, 17 Dec
    17 Dec 2022, 15:00 – 18:30
    Plan-B, Hurksestraat 19, 5652 Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Program: 15.00 - 16.00 Northern lights Demonstration + Guided Workshop 16.15 - 18:30 Celebration + Painting Watercolor Christmas cards without guidance
  • Watercolor Christmas cards Workshop
    24 Nov 2022, 18:30 – 20:30
    Plan-B, Hurksestraat 19, 5652 AH Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Feel the festive season and create amazing hand painted Christmas Cards during this watercolor workshop. With a rich choice of designs you will follow a step by step demonstration and create your own cards. All materials and tools are provided.
  • Autumn watercolor vibes: sunny pumpkins
    29 Oct 2022, 10:30 – 14:00
    Plan B, Hurksestraat 19, 5652 AH Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Variety of Watercolor techniques Painting on dry and wet paper Creating 3D effect in wet-on-wet technique
  • Exhibition "Grenzeloos" at Galerie de Pomp
    21 Oct 2022, 15:00 CEST – 23 Nov 2022, 17:00 CET
    Galerie de Pomp, Dorpsstraat 38, 2361 BE Warmond, Netherlands
    We take immense pleasure in inviting you to attend the Exhibition "Grenzeloos" at Galerie de Pomp in Warmond from 21 October to 23 November 2022. The official opening will be at 16.00 on October 23. Yana Ivannikova is among 4 artists taking part at the Exhibition and will present her paintings
  • Plein Air in Mallorca
    Fri, 30 Sept
    Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    30 Sept 2022, 11:00 CEST – 02 Oct 2022, 17:00 CEST
    Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Painting in the atmosphere of beautiful coastline, limestone mountains and stunning beaches Painting days 30 September - 1-2 October You can join for any 1 day, 2 days or for the complete program
  • Waterlilies in Delft in watercolor
    23 Jul 2022, 11:00 – 16:00 CEST
    Delft, Delft, Netherlands
    Watercolor workshop plein air in Delft. Alternative date is July 24.
  • Watercolor breaking waves
    Sun, 05 Mar
    05 Mar, 10:30 – 14:00
    Plan-B, Hurksestraat 19, 5652 AH Eindhoven, Netherlands
    My watercolor “waves” sketchbook is in progress and I would like to invite you to a workshop, where we will learn how to paint breaking waves in watercolor.
  • Painting magnolias en Plein air
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Near Antwerp
    02 Apr, 11:00 – 16:00
    Near Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    The workshop will be a wonderful opportunity for all to learn different techniques and improve their skills. The location is near Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Expressive Tulip Fields - Step by Step Watercolor tutorial
    07 Apr, 19:00 – 21:00
  • Watercolor fundamentals course
    19 Apr, 19:00 – 28 Jun, 19:00
    Plan-B, Hurksestraat, 5652 Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Watercolor fundamentals course. 7 classes of 2h - 2.5h each. Start date: 19/04. End date: 28/06
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