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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, Russia 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.

Oil Painting Workshop

Upcoming Events

  • Amersfoort in watercolor
    Sat, 20 Aug
    Watercolor workshop plein air in Amersfoort.
  • Plein Air in Mallorca
    Fri, 30 Sept
    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
  • Plein air in peony fields
    May 29 (alternatively June 5 or June 6)
    Painting beautiful peony fields with watercolor/mix media at the location, amazing scents and views, detailed explanations and your own painting as the result
  • Watercolor sketching workshop
    Sun, 31 Jul
    Learn how to use watercolor to visualize the world around you. You will see that sketching is pure painting fun. All professional materials are included. Any level is welcome!
  • Waterlilies in Delft in watercolor
    Sat, 23 Jul
    Watercolor workshop plein air in Delft. Alternative date is July 24.

“Creativity takes courage”

Henri Matisse


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