Tatiana Zayka

Tatiana Zayka's professional artistic career spans more than four decades and two continents.  Her work, with its combination of classical technique and American interest in innovation, has attracted the attention of many.

Zayka graduated from the Moscow Art School at the age of 16.  She continued her education at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, where upon graduation became a professional artist and teacher.  For ten years, she taught painting, drawing and art history, working at the same time as an artist and participating in exhibitions.  Soon, she became a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

Zayka immigrated to the United States in 1990.  She is currently a resident of New York City.  The main characteristic of Tatiana's creative style is her never-ending quest for the "hidden message".  She is fascinated by art's ability to create imaginary places that reside in our inner selves.  Her works deal with the eternal enigma and mystery of our world: the mystery that can never be fully solved, but only shown in all its fascination complexity and lovingly accepted as such.  Thematically, Tatiana's work ranges through metaphysical landscape, still life, portraiture and animalistic composition.  Still the cornerstone subject of her paintings has always been the light.  "The main focus of my work is the light in its various aspects.  The natural light streaming from a window, the glow of some outer or inner space, and even an imaginary shining.  The light that is the main character of my imageries, is the Light of Love that embraces and transcends everything and everybody.  Sometimes we don't see it behind harsh realities of this world.  But I strongly believe in its omnipotent presence."

In her graphic art, Tatiana prefers a more classical approach.  She likes to create miniatures using academic techniques in shadowing.  The tiny objects of her drawings accumulate her artistic love and pass it on to the viewer...
Paintings
Family Portrait
9.5 x 12 Inches
Oil on Board
(In Private Collection)
The Animal Trainer
24 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Girl With Her Pets
24 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Mesmerized
40 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Portrait 2001
16 x 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Girl with Zebra
30 x 40 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Music of Silence
20 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Mouse
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Girl with a Rabbit (Friends)
18 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Orphan
28 x 22 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Honey Bee
3 x 2 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Bumble Bee
3 x 2 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Fawn in the Garden
24 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Golden Day
16 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Chimp with a Flower
20 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
White Mouse
12 x 9 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Remembrance
7 x 5 Inches
Oil on Board
(In Private Collection)
Pomegranate with Yellow Bird
12 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Two Birdies at Rest
9 x 15 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Bird with Yellow Rose
11 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Book with Pansy and Gazelle
11 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Carnation in Sunlight
11 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Miniature Raku Bottles in Sunlight
11 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Primary Colors
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Favorite Things
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Promise
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Volcano
16 x 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Guardian Angel
46 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(On Display at the Chapel of Coney Island Hospital)
Sunrise
24 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Still Life with Pansies
15 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Chimp Dreaming
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Board
(In Private Collection)
Baby
24 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Amber Necklace
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas 
(In Private Collection)
The Quarantine
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Board
The Deer Portrait
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Panel
(In Private Collection)
Baby Chimp
5 x 4 Inches
Oil on Canvas

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
12 x 9 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Girl with a Rooster
20 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Love
14 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Golfer
24 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The Pony Rider
20 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
The Deer Rider
24 x 20 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Deer the Guide
Triptych, 24 x 10, 24 x 20, 24 x 10 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Coleus
14  x 11 Inches
Oil on Panel
Eternity
40 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Girl with Baby Raccoon
20 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
Flowers in the Sun
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Panel
The Secret Lake
16 x 20 Inches
Oil on Panel
(In Private Collection)
Girl with a Garland of Yellow Leaves
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Panel
New Generation
14 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Black and White
20 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Green Apple
30 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
White Lilies
30 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Mice
Diptych, 10 x 30, 10 x 30
Oil on Canvas
Still Life with White Dove
16 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Avec Ma Marmotte
24 x 30 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Rest
24 x 20 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Casta Diva
12 x 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Irises
11 x 24 Inches
Oil on Canvas
The Blue Still Life
16 x 18 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Kitten in the Garden
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Light of Hope
14 x 13 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Rabbit
16 x 26 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Hedgehog
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Born to Live
12 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Monkey with Grapes
15 x 13 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Deer the Warrior
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas
The Fawn
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(Not Available)
The Young Deer
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Starbuck
10 x 8 Inches
Mixed Media on Board
(In Private Collection)
The Egg
20 x 16 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Still Life with Chipmunk
25 x 22 Inches
Oil on Canvas
The Guide
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas
The Little Thief
16 x 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Tangerines
Rondo Dimension 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas
(In Private Collection)
The First Snow
11 x 14 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Dove Song
11 x 8.5 Inches
Oil on Panel
Mediterranean Still Life
16 x 20 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Leaves
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Manon
11 x 8.5 Inches
Oil on Panel
Metaphysical Still Life
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Panel
A Teenager
20 x 16 Inches
Oil on Panel
Des Grieux
11 x 8.5 Inches
Oil on Panel
The Soul
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Winter
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Panel
Orange Flowers
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Panel
Silence
14 x 11 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Seashell
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Wood
(In Private Collection)
The Hatchling
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Panel
Rooster
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Works on Paper
Angel in Wonderland
6.5 x 4.5 Inches
Monotype on Paper
Angel of the Dawn
6 x 4 Inches
Monotype on Paper
Angel of the Night
5.75 x 3.75 Inches
Monotype on Paper
Angel Walking in the Mountains
7 x 5 Inches
Monotype on Paper
Portrait 1983
18 x 13 Inches
Watercolor on Paper
Girl with a Garland
10 x 8 Inches
Watercolor on Paper
The Sun Ray
6.5. x 4.5 Inches
Watercolor on Paper
Almond
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Poppy Head with Beetle
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Carabus the Beetle
3 x 2 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Cicada
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Grasshopper
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Hesitation of the Ant
3 x 5 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Meeting
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Piglet with Acorn
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Rabbit
8 x 11 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Seeds and Lemur
3 x 4 Inches
Pencil on Paper
The Smiling Girl
10 x 8 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Three Pencils
5 x 4 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Three Seeds
2 x 3 Inches
Pencil on Paper
Walnut
3 x 4 Inches
Pencil on Paper