Ukrainian artist Tetiana Hrytsenko immigrated to Canada 15 years ago. In Ukraine she graduated from art school, worked as a designer and has always found a way to be creative and “out of the box” when it came to anything in her day to day life. She put her creative plans aside to focus on her four children, a full-full time job all on its own. Since 2015 she has started waiting again and giving private lessons. In recent years her work has been exhibited in Canada, USA and Ukraine.

Tetiana experiments with various techniques and is always trying to find a new way to create stunning art whether it is landscapes or abstracts and everything in between.

In 2016 she participated in snow sculpting at the Banff Snow Days in Canada which is just one of her many interests. She has used oil, acrylic, and epoxy in her artwork, but now mainly works in Watercolour.

In November of 2021, Tatiana was installing her art in her hometown of Kherson, Ukraine… Before the Russian armed forces resumed their invasion on February 24, 2022. Before the bombs started falling again on the sovereign country of Ukraine. Before the tanks rolled in. Before the soldiers opened fire on civilians. Before Kherson fell under the control of the Russian army.

“In these days independent, Ukraine is facing its darkest hour. At the same time, the Ukrainian people are holding up the torch of freedom for all of us. They are showing immense courage. They are defending their lives but they are also fighting for universal values and they are willing to die for them.”
President of the European Union Ursula von der Leyen.

Our current art installation is a series of watercolors from Tatiana’s hometown and country. The images show a FREE, INDEPENDENT Ukraine in stark contrast to the images flooding the mass and social media these past few weeks. It is how we need to remember it. It is what we need to work towards.

50% of proceeds will go towards assisting Ukrainians affected by the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war. 

Calories is donating the commission portion from the artwork proceeds.

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