Arina Bras

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  • The Creation of Arina is “The Song of Triumphant Love”, it’s a miracle that is happening on Gran Canaria!

Аrina first took brush in hand in 49 years.

She was born in 1963 in Siberia and raised in Ukraine. She graduated from the University in Kharkov, where she worked for many years as a mathematics teacher in a   secondary school, and later as principal of a gymnasium.
Looking to make some life changes, Iryna established her own successful real estate agency. Her job involved cooperation with other countries. And she met Jan Bras from the Netherlands. They fell in love.
Jan and Irina married in 2011 on Gran Canaria and continue to live there. Their mutual love, combined with the extraordinary energy and colour of Gran Canaria, was the impulse for opening Irina’s artistic talent which she had not even suspected. Jan and Iryna founded their gallery-café and named AriJan. That is how was born her creative name – Arina Bras.
Arina paints with acrylic and oil in her own unique style. Her paintings have been highly praised by the many visitors to her gallery in Puerto de Maughan. Now her works hang on the walls of her fans in Spain, Ireland, England, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia.

After the first solo exhibition in Las Palmas, Arina began experimenting with other techniques. In her collection there are works of painting in the silk. She was carried away by a sculpture made of polymer clay. Her charming old people gained special popularity among her admirers. Just can not help but touch her refinement and depth of her graphic work with black ink and color, using watercolors. Although this artist did not receive a special education, but her works have some special magic, they are full of kindness and joy. They want to be considered.
Exhibitions and competitions:

  • September 2018 participate in the “Open” Art Exhibition. OPEN ART EXHIBITION – 3 DIMENSIONAL ART CATEGORY, 5th Place  – “They’re Sweethearts”. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.art
  • Avgust 2018 participate in the “Botanicals” Art Exhibition. Pictures: “Viverus” and “Simple Leaves” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Merit Category and Special Recognition Category. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.art
  • Juli 2018 participate in the “555 Special” Art Exhibition. Pictures: “Mogan” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Merit Categor. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.art
  • 01-16.01.2018 solo exhibition: “Graphic arts and sculptures from polymer clay”, gallery-bar “Arijan”, Puerto de mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • April 2017 participate in the Figurative Art Exhibition. Pictures: “The Life of Picasso” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Recognition Categor. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.com
  • February 2017 participate in the CityScapers Art Exhibition. Pictures: “Puerto de Mogan” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Recognition Categor. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.com

 

  • October 2016 participate in the 6th Annual “SeaScapes Online Art Exhibition”. Pictures: “Mogan Night” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Recognition Categor. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.com
  • September 2016 participate in the 6th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Exhibition. Pictures: “Irish Daisy” and “Salvador Dali” honored by a special prize in the categories Special Merit Category and Special Recognition Category. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. lightapacetime.com
  • 08-06.05.2016 was the first Arina’s solo exhibition “The Song of Triumphant Love”, Real Club Nautico, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • Permanent exhibition of paintings – Gallery Cafe “Arijan” Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain.