Hi to everyone! 

Thanks for visiting my page!

My name is Alyona Vygotskaya and I am an artist. 

It’s my third higher education. So, it has been a long way for me in other spheres with an internal wish to be a professional artist.

At the age of 30 I understood that’s its my own life and I can do with it whatever I want. I quitted my high-paying job as a lawyer to follow my dream.

For a long time, I felt the need to express myself in a more general way painting landscapes, portraits, naked models and still-life paintings but with time working on my institutional project in Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov I found personal way for development as an artist.

And now most of my inspiration derives from everyday things I see and experience, within the streets. I get the shots of streetscapes which attract my attention and then I use them in my work. In spite of the fact that I am working from photos I am on a very fascinating journey, to let my heart and soul speak rather than only my mind and my ability to render a subject fairly realistically. 

With time I found my own techniques with the help of which I can actually put my soul into the works. So, when you see the originals you can feel a certain energy coming out from them. It’s an interesting balance I now have between painting in a more realistic way and following my own path wherever it leads.