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Magical Moments by the Sea


Paintings of the Monterey Bay by




Artist Reception
Friday, February 10
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Anastasiya Bachmanova is an emerging artist whose vibrant and lively paintings depict the wildlife, colors and energy of the sea and are inspired by the magical moments she experiences through her exploration of the Monterey Bay. She is passionate about seizing life in the beautiful outdoors via surfing, climbing, hiking, and living on a boat in Moss Landing. She translates special moments into paintings that are true to their subjects, yet enhanced with an expression of her personality and the movement of the sea by using bright colors and flowing lines. As these works progress, they evolve with intuitive and intentional brushstrokes. Anastasiya believes that nature has the ability to teach us many life lessons if we allow it. The oceans, rocks, and trees are symbolic, and our connection to the animals with whom we share the world. The blank canvas is a tool to share her thoughts and opinions on what is important, what is worth protecting, and what is so magical about a certain moment or place. We are delighted to host Ana's first solo exhibition!

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Anastasiya is an artist living at Moss Landing, California. Ana has been making her work at Open Ground Studios since 2014. She was raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and Philadelphia, PA before taking on studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. In 2013 she received a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies, specializing in a combination of environmental science and fine art. Soon afterward she established “Follow the Sun Art,” her creative undertaking which aims to share a message of conservation with the community.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Award winning Open Ground Studios is a fine art school, cooperative visual art studio and coworking space that provides dedicated, inspiring and sustainable workspace for creative adults, professionals and teens. OGS is an affordable and accessible shared facility offering 24/7 access to co-op and coworking members. OGS promotes community entrée into creative productivity by hosting workshops, open studio time, classes, social events, and exhibition space.

About the OGS Gallery

Our intimate exhibition space mounts 7 exhibitions per year. We are open to proposals from OGS members for solo and group shows. Contact us for more information.

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