Katia Bulbenko

I have been drawing and making things ever since I can remember. After studying printmaking and painting at Tyler School of Art, I pursued an interest in silk painting, and worked as a freelance textile designer for many years, specializing in “conversationals” for women's apparel...paintings on silk, of coffee cups, doughnuts, hats, animals, etc. Florals, too. I am continuing to design surface patterns, since I have recently learned to repeat them digitally in Illustraor and Photoshop. Great fun!
I would love to do illustrations for children's books, and have a couple of picture book ideas I'm working on. I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
My work in one medium often inspires and influences work with other mediums...while I enjoy creating watercolor and color pencil illustrations, I also make also fiber pieces, such as beaded fabric jewelry made from my collection of handpainted silks. When I'm not drawing or beading, I'm making painted, layered non-representational constructions that include painted silk and painted wood.
Fiber pieces, jewelry and prints are available for purchase at my shop, www.NewRelixStudio.etsy.com 

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