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“Art is in my DNA. I have been creating as long as I can remember. Trained by four mentors: Fine Arts, Commercial Art, formal education and my father, I have studied art, painted, experimented, and various forms of expression throughout my life. To this day, I continue my journey of learning and growth with no intention of ever stopping.

 

When I see understanding and joy reflected in my clients' eyes as they view my art, I realize that I am on the right path. This awareness gives me strength and the desire to continue creating.

At this point in my artistic life, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with others. Witnessing the happiness, progress and growth of my students' creativity through their works, brings fulfillment, and meaning to my life.

After a hiatus in my artistic pursuits, it feels so amazing to come back to my roots, to become myself. I am so blessed that I was able to recognize myself as an artist and so grateful that others responded so positively."

Valeriya Khomar

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Valeriya Khomar was raised and classically educated in fine arts.

Since 1995 the artist lives and creates in Montreal, Canada.

 

Throughout her life, she has pursued various art-related careers. Today, Valeriya is a multidimensional artist and educator. In her art practice she successfully mastered numbers of mediums such as watercolour, acrylics, pastel, modelling pastes exploring surfaces as watercolour paper, canvas, wood, ceramics, etc.  

The artist's works can be found in private and corporate collections across North America and Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

Reviews:

 

“The energy in her work is emboldened by her dramatic colouring that magically highlights forms and turns them into all kinds of moving textures that are feathery, strong of fleeting”.

 

- Nancy Snipper, Writer, “The Free Press” Newspaper, Montreal, 2015 

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"Your work exhibits a great sense of composition and attention to detail. The level of experimentation in this particular medium is very innovative. The concept is a very unique approach to your technique and vision. As far as criticism goes, the judges have no particular comments as to what could improve, as we all agree that your message gets across unquestionably.”

 

- Shawn James, Director, Green Point Gallery, New York, 2015

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"Valeriya Khomar has a definite signature style with the ribbon-like imagery. The acrylic painting called "The Road to .." uses color well with the warm and cool palette and the movement to the upper right of the canvas communicate a sense of upward direction along a road idea. The special small cut-away subtraction sections to the ribbon structure gives a sense of roughness along the way and this makes the statement more compelling. The works "Tree of Life" and "Familia" reinforce her style, each expressing special meanings. And her work "Spring Rising", in her abstract interpretation, reveals a rising up from the cold into the bright and sunny part of Spring."

 

- Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art, Upstream People Gallery, 2015

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“I like the dynamical structure of Valeriya's work. It seems to move on its own. Valeriya Khomar has a creative flair that makes her abstract work stand out, as you will see in this video (YouTube).”

 

- Keith Yingling, Director, American Juried Art Salon, 2015

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"Valeriya’s work truly leads the imagination into a whole other world where anything is possible! Valeriya’s work will be featured at the upcoming RAW Montreal showcase on the 13th of June 2014!”

 

- Cynthia Ballestero​s, Executive Director, RAW Canada

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“Your work emerges both abstract and representational without succumbing to either discipline exclusively. Specifically, your piece entitled 'Ties' is beautifully rendered with a duality of color temperatures in the background. These pieces are very well-executed and thus intriguing.”

 

- Shawn James, Director, Green Point Gallery, New York, 2014

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"Valeriya Khomar has developed a very interesting visual vocabulary. The organic development of her "Admiration" is quite remarkable. And the sense of movement is quite effective in "Four Winds". Furthermore, her "Ties" is impressive with the sense of moving form."

 

- Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art, Upstream People Gallery, 2014

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"Dear Ms Khomar,

I have viewed your website and I was drawn to your abstract and contempo work. I especially like "Admiration" and "Tree". It was also a pleasure to see your drawings which demonstrate that you are a talented artist in how you capture the human form."

 

- Sergio Monte, Curator, Biennale Chianciano 2013

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"Interesting work - consistant."

"Organic and sculptural. Consistent personal statement. Makes the viewer think."

"Good coherent compositions and pleasing use of color and forms."

 

- Critics' reviews, SCA Spring 2014

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"Congratulations on having your work selected from approximately 400 entries from various part of the world."

 

- Ahyor Thompson, Co- Founder& Art Director, Four Points Contemporary, 2013

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"I love so much your art and all the light that spills out from it. In fact, I have never seen as much light from art as yours."
 

- Vienney Carpentier, Poet/Writer, 2012


 

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