Marina Kulik studied Monumental Design and graduated in Drawing, Graphics and Painting. To earn a living she worked as a waitress, DJ, designer, illustrator, executive searcher, marketing manager, teacher and a sailor – experience and inspiration for a lifetime…
Since 2000 Marina works as a full time independent artist in France. In Centre des Arts “Le Hangar” in Chateauneuf de Grasse, she teaches portrait and model drawing and aquarelle.
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Marina mostly works with watercolours, on mould made or hand made paper:
“I create large size abstract aquarelles. The watercolours are transparent and they have a will of their own, dripping, flowing and drying in a way that you cannot completely control. That’s why I like them so much. There is a lot of coincidence in my work, but the basic theme is always ’Life’s pathways’. Every line, ribbon and rag in my work is a symbol for a life, with a start and an end and an ”in between” where things are happening. Affected by the behaviour of the paint and other external influences, but always coming out of my mind and imagination, I call them MyDNA”
Marina frequently has exhibitions in the South of France, the Netherlands, the UK and the United States and has built up quite a reputation for the poetic “MyDNA” series as well as her characteristic portraits, which amongst others led to a commission of the Dutch Consulate in Nice for a portrait of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.