W I N T E R P A L A C E S T U D I O
classically trained artists
NEW ART GALLERY IN WASHINGTON, DC
Winter Palace Studio Opens its Doors to the Public at a New Venue in Georgetown.
Washington, DC - October 22, 2009 - Artists/Owners Natasha Mokina and Victor Pakhomkin envision their recently opened gallery, WINTER PALACE STUDIO, as a sanctuary for realist art that combines classical craftsmanship and contemporary concepts. The gallery will exhibit paintings by Mokina and Pakhomkin and group shows by local and international artists who share the gallery‘s philosophy. It will also hold realistic painting and drawing classes, workshops and seminars.
The two artists have worked in the Washington, DC area for nearly twenty years creating highly realistic oil paintings, murals, portraits by commission and teaching academic painting and drawing in their studio in Bethesda. Natasha Mokina is on the faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
“It still feels like a dream to see ourselves and our paintings in this beautiful historic courtyard, says Natasha Mokina. This is the prettiest place in Georgetown. I just cannot get over the sense of this fantastic mix of times and places: the C&O Canal reminiscent of canals in St. Petersburg (our birth place), old brick buildings of Georgetown evoking “The Little Street“ by Vermeer… ”