I am Svitlana Martynjuk and I was born and raised in the beautiful western capital region of Rivne, Ukraine. I am the creator behind my brand, an artist, and a business woman.
I moved to the United States where I completed my education in both Fine Arts and Psychology. Inspired by the human mind and with a fascination for nature, I am a traveler at heart and appreciate experience through interaction and exploring the complexities of diversity in people.
Currently residing in Michigan’s capital where I finished my studies in Strategic Management, my portfolio includes a wide array of commissioned pieces, published book illustrations, and collaborations with both West Elm and Minted. My works primarily consist of watercolor and acrylic medium and I draw inspirations from abstract expressionist movement, regarding the importance of feelings, to be of significant creative interest.
The use of powerful colors within my work has been an important part of my own healing and learning process. Every speckle, every brush stroke has purpose in the exploration of self and tells a story through the safe space of each canvas. My history, my culture, my purpose. An identity lost amongst the expectations of society and its constant mislabeling of body and meaning. I represent these struggles and my existence through a vibrant palette to show not only the freedom to exist as I am, but to find joy in these tangled emotions and portray the brighter side of letting go.