June 2016: Featured Artist
PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR & RESTORER:
Tatiana Rhinevault was born in Moscow. At the age of seventeen she worked as a make-up artist for the Vakhtangov Theater. After earning a master’s degree in fine art from the renowned Moscow Institute, she found work restoring icons in Moscow's old churches. In 1990, she met her husband while working on a project for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. She moved to the U.S. in 1991, and she currently lives with her husband and son in Hyde Park, N.Y. Tatiana's style is Russian impressionism, and many of her works celebrate the Renaissance era. Tatiana works in several mediums, including oil, acrylic and watercolor. Her paintings radiate with rich, bold colors and pronounced strokes. Subject matter includes musical instruments, paintings within paintings, landscapes and windows as part of still life, which also serve as a gateway to the outdoors of Europe. Her newest piece, titled Broken Wing, is a powerful depiction of the agony and loss of hope that children suffer in war-torn countries. It was recently published in International Contemporary Artist (Athens, Greece). Her work has been exhibited and sold throughout Europe, including Hungary, Yugoslavia, Spain, Holland, France, Italy and Greece. Tatiana’s paintings were also exhibited at the acclaimed Gallery Revel in the SoHo area of
Manhattan as well as several regional and local sites throughout lower New York. Her drawings appear in Hidden History of the Mid-Hudson Valley (The History Press, 2011), Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley (The History Press, 2012) and several children’s books.