Friday, May 23, 2008

Illustrator Research #36- Maria Rabinky

At the age of 12, Maria Rabinky was seen as an artistic prodigy in her hometown of St. Petersburg, the cultural hub of Russia. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Architecture and Art from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. After moving to the United States, she worked for several high-profile Virginia companies as an architect and watercolor artist. Since 1996, she has been an independent freelance illustrator.

Some of her clients have been Nissan, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, VA, HKS Inc., Riggs and Ward Design, DLM Studio, MBRD Bank in Moscow, Russia, Izaak Walton League of America, AIG Environmental, University of South Florida in Tampa, Medical College of Virginia, The Ohio State University, EDFUND, Descovery Maps, The University of New Naven, American Psychological Association, and CSO Magazine.

Her working method consists of mainly using ink and watercolor, but she also incorporates other techniques such as oil, pencil, and digital aspects.

I like her amazing amounts of detail that really create strong compositions. Her colors are also always rich among her landscapes.

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