Artist: Kate Tova - 2018
(Peacock with tail)- “Rai” mean “Paradise” in Russian.
Oil on Mirror, real peacock feathers, watercolor paper, acrylic paint, glitter, crepe paper. Hand gilded wood frame.
About the Artist:
Kate Tova is a contemporary full-time artist currently living and working in New Orleans. In her recent work, she experiments with applying oil paint on hand-gilded found mirrors and incorporating interactive, reversible sequin fabric into her large-scale portraits.
Kate was originally born in the small town of Balakovo, Russia. Since she was a child, painting and drawing have been an integral part of her life. By age 11, she enrolled in the local art school where she studied for 4 years and graduated with honors. Tova’s skills improved rapidly and she made her first sale at age 12. By age 14 Kate was featured in numerous newspapers as an art prodigy promoting painting as a type of self-expression.