Ukrainian artist Alyona Krutogolova creates her own artistic language based on simplified forms, deliberate decorativeness, and an ironic worldview.
In her work, she synthesizes the traditions of Ukrainian folk art and elements of naive art with a modern artistic eye, expanding the boundaries of her personal creative space, and populating it with cute and colorful characters - pet hedgehogs, dreamy floral cats, wandering sea cows, harvest hens, and spotted owls.
She welcomes us to her happy island to escape the difficulties, stresses, and troubles that populate our modern life. In our day to day, we desperately need that simplicity, joy, and a bit of kind and harmless silliness, which adds new colors and opens a fresh perspective.
The colorful heroes of her paintings declare their position to the viewer: it is difficult to blame the universe for its imperfection when a pretzel, a cup of tea, or a bouquet of daisies are all balancing on your head at that very moment.
Life is joy (every time we inhale, and especially every time we exhale)!
And that’s why we need to live every moment carefully and attentively, just like children when they eat cake, with reverence and while slightly protecting the plate with their hand, because... you never know :)
Frequently Asked Questions:
|Is this artwork original?
|How is it framed?
Under "TECHNIQUE" column above, if it says Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, or Fabric then yes, this is authentic, original, one-of-the-kind artwork delivered to us directly by the artist and stretched & framed in California. If it says "Print", then this is a very accurate reproduction of the original work.
Every work is ready to be hung and, in most cases, framed. See under "FRAMING" column above. One of the photos of the artwork is always with a frame. We try to pick the best frame for each work, see our framing guide for details.
|Can you help me visualize the artwork?
|How do I buy an artwork I like?
If you email us a photo of your room, we'll photoshop the artwork so you can see how it'd fit in your house.
We can also send you a video of an artwork so you can see it from all sides. See our YouTube channel for examples.
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|Can you help me install the artwork?
|What's your return policy?
Each package includes everything you need to install the artwork: a level, nails, microfiber cloth, even a small tape measure. For large paintings in the SF Bay Area, we'll include a FREE art installation service as well.
If for any reason you don't like the artwork, please return it to us within 30 days in the original condition. We'll gladly accept it and issue a full refund minus the return shipping cost. Art prints are custom products and are not eligible for returns.
|Do you ship internationally?
|How long will my order take?
|Yes, we do. We shipped paintings to Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, the UK. All were delivered without any issues and promptly, ~2 weeks with UPS Ground. Rates were from $60 to $140, so quite reasonable. Email us to estimate shipping charges.
|We ship within 1-3 business days with UPS Ground. Shipping times are 2-3 days to the West Coast and 5-7 days to the East Coast. Fine art prints are made to order, so they're shipped within 10-14 days after placing an order.