Marina Marina ~ Russian Painter, 1970 ✿

Sì, mi merito una primavera,
non devo niente a nessuno.

~ Virginia Woolf

Marina Marina Igorevna is a Russian Figurative painter, she was born in 1970 in a small city called Tambov, in rural Russia. She started playing the piano at a very early age and was accepted in a special school for musically gifted children at the age of seven.
After graduating from both musical and comprehensive school at 17, Marina went to work in order to earn a little money to continue her musical and general education in a college. She was hired by a nearby factory as an assistant to a graphic designer at the advertising department. And here quite unexpectedly Marina found out that she is a very talented designer and a fine artist.
In 1990 she successfully entered the faculty of fine arts at Kostroma State Necrasov University. After graduation, Marina continued doing painting professionally. In 1997 she received the Grand Prix at the Kostroma Regional Fine Art Show, and in 2000 she received 1st price at the National Juried Show of Portrait Art.

Marina lives in St Petersburg, she is married to Aydemir Saidov, a professional artist. The couple has an 22-year old daughter who is studying painting just like her parents did. In 2002 and 2007 Marina was selected to represent her region on the All-Russia fin art show "Best Young Talent" in the Central Palace of Art in Moscow, Russia.
Her works were exhibited by galleries such as the Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA and the Lotton Gallery, Chicago, USA. Since 2014 the American Art Collector magazine (USA) annually presents Marina Marina’s art on its pages in autumn and spring. Marina Marina is a member of the Russia's Artist Trade Union.

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