Original Art from Silk Artist Irina Dorofeeva
The Serti Silk Painting… It’s all in the details.
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What Inspires Me? How Do I Make It?
Usually, I find inspiration in nature around me. I observe, and I listen, I explore, and paint. I love to learn new painting skills, but the Serti silk painting technique will be always my favorite one.
About the Artist.
Irina grew up in Russia, near Moscow. She was inspired to pursue Aerospace engineering as a career owing that to the city being a hub for ‘science and Russian aviation”. She studied math and physics in Russia at MITP (also known as the MIT of Russia) and at the University of Notre Dame near Chicago. She moved to Southern California in 2016 and lives in Irvine.
From an early age, she possessed a passion for painting and knew that she wanted to express herself through art. Along with her technical studies, she took many courses and workshops at the fine arts departments, always devoting her time to painting to quench her thirst for the arts. With a love of nature and her personal exploration of the environment, she aims to express the meditative nature of landscapes as well as the lyrical beauty of flowers.
She tries to capture nature’s peaceful spirit using different media and spent a few years searching for the “right one” until she discovered silk painting which quickly become her focus. She fell in love with the medium, mastered the technique, and developed her unique and recognizable style. Irina’s work is a part of many private collections, and she has received recognition in her solo exhibitions and juried shows in the US.
Currently, she is balancing her life between working her day job as a biomedical data scientist for ostomy care solutions, being a devoted single mother enjoying a wonderful time with her little child, and following the passion to be an artist.
Glowing with Vibrancy.
Creating silk art with love and gratitude and hoping to make life more beautiful for people who appreciate one-of-a-kind art!
Silk painting has been a primary fascination for me for over a decade. I enjoy exploring the diverse effects that come when I apply paint to silk. This, further, sparks my creativity. Some of my work focuses on nature and are inspired by landscapes, other works are more imaginative. I am interested in the emotional impact of composition and its ability to enhance the meditative influence by arranging shapes and colors and bringing into play the diversity of forms. I find that silk painting is the best medium to do that.
Contact and Location.
The technique that I use is called “the Serti technique”.
The Serti ( is a French word for “fence” or “enclosing”) is the silk painting technique where designs are formed with gutta or resist liner. I studied this process in Russia, the country which is known for cultivating the Serti technique and introducing it to Western Europe. Indeed this technique, so popular nowadays in France, came to Paris through members of the Russian Czar’s family. During the Bolshevik Revolution, members of the Czar’s family dispersed throughout Europe. Many fled to Paris, bringing with them the secrets of the Serti silk painting.
Inspiration ideas are all around us – everywhere an artist ventures, who they speak with, what they experience, and everything an artist does outside of the art field.
2014 36th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, The Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN, Group Exhibition
2013 35th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, The Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN, Group Exhibition
2013 Fern Wood Botanical Garden, MI, Solo Exhibition
2012 Colfax Campus Gallery, South Bend, IN, Solo Exhibition
2012 Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan, MI, Solo Exhibition
2012 Wearable Art Show by YWCA RAGS guild, Tacoma, WA, Group Exhibition, Best Accessory Award
2012 Yosemite Renaissance XXVII, Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA, Group Exhibition, Award
2011 11th Art Inter/National Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburg, PA, Group Exhibition
2011 Exploring the Surface: A showcase of Contemporary Textile Art, Indiana Humanities Center, Indianapolis, IN, Group Exhibition
2011 SBCRC Gallery Space, The Art of Silk Painting, South Bend, IN, Solo Exhibition
2011 Circa Arts Gallery, Artist of the Month, South Bend, IN, Solo Exhibition.
2011 Wearable Art Show by YWCA RAGS guild, Tacoma, WA, Group Exhibition2020 Work Accepted to Curated Collection for Boston Children’s Hospital
Some of my works were published in International Contemporary Masters Book Volume VI.