"Kitchen" is a medium size horizontal original oil on canvas by Russian artist, Anastasia Dukhanina. Measuring a custom stretch size of 25.5 x 36 inches, and framed in a dark frame with antiqued silver lining, the overall dimensions come to 29.5 x 40 x 1.5 inches. A dining table holding a thoughtfully placed still life of a bowl, cup and spoon lives in a space dominated by an antique china cabinet giving a sense of an heirloom passed down through the family. A child's flag banner hangs lazily over the door bringing in a more generational feel to the space. The artist's use of tonal colors and soft natural light give a quiet, still moment captured in the artists' home, bringing a peacefulness to the viewer.
The art of Anastasia is like a diary of her life. She paints city and countryside, forest and architecture, still lifes, interiors and the people around her. She surrounds herself with wonderful characters and objects, and captures that particular beauty in her paintings.
At a young age Anastasia's nanny observed that she loved to draw. Upon hearing this, her mother enrolled her in an art school at the tender age of 7. She considers this moment the start of her artistic life. With an art career in mind, at the age of fifteen she left public school to begin attending the Art College. There she found herself in a wonderful environment of interesting and great teachers and artists. After the Art College Anastasia realized that she wanted to continue her education in the Art Academy of St. Petersburg to improve her skills in drawing and painting.
After searching for her own unique style, Anastasia found that nothing attracts her more than the modern reality that surrounds her everyday life. Anastasia is married to French artist, Antonin Passemard.