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Gorgeous Paintings Meticulously Crafted with a Cat Hair Paintbrush

Olena Skytsiuk is a Ukrainian artist who paints gorgeous folk-inspired works with an unusual brush. A special handmade tool is created with cat's hair that's then used to produce artworks that consist of thousands of small strokes. The meticulous nature of these paintings result in lusciously-colored nature scenes and decorative floral arrangements that seamlessly flow throughout the composition. We're delighted by the detailing in each of Skytsiuk's works, like the designs on a bird's wings or her exquisite mixture of blooms and berries.

Skytsiuk's unique approach originated from a small Ukrainian Petrykivka village. She's carried on the tradition, and her work is well regarded; the artist is a member of the National Masters of Folk Art Union of Ukraine, and she's considered a Specialist in her field. Not surprisingly, you can find her paintings in both international exhibitions as well as private collections all over the world.

Olena Skytsiuk Fine Art America page
via [Cross Connect]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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