Irina Velman is a local Waitakere artist whose paintings found home in many private collections in NZ and overseas. Irina took part in numerous art shows, had five solo exhibitions and won various art awards.
Her inspiration comes from powerful beauty of West Coast, brilliance of nature and endless possibilities of creative process itself. Irina’s art is known for its distinctive style, vibrant colours and clarity of vision. Her favourite colours are red, orange, yellow- hues of sunshine and fire, warm, passionate and expressive.
Irina considers her style to be influenced by Paul Gauguin, Marianne North and Russian traditional decorative art. The artist sees the world in a beautiful, mysterious way and believes in healing.