In the 1980’s, after attending art school, Varvara Pershyn began showing still life oil paintings in a gallery in Soho, NYC. However, by 1988, as a single parent, she found she could not continue with her painting, and began making small collage artworks.
Here Rest (Collage
Mixed Media Photographs watercolor on paper and printed papers woodblock on paper) by Varya Pershyn
In the recent few years, with her youngest child in college, she closed her interior design business, and returned to painting, while continuing to make collage art. Her latest pieces are a synthesis of the two pursuits, and involve photography, watercolor and pastel on paper, and oil paint on hardboard panel. The subject matter of the photography is interiors of her home, whereas, the painting aspect of the mixed media represents the surrounding rural landscape with which she shares a solitary, somewhat reclusive, existence.