Sawdust Artists

Celebrity Portrait Painting with Tatyana Zen

In this exciting 3-hour class with Tatyana Zen you will let your imagination run wild creating vibrant colorful celebrity portrait. You will bring home a professional-quality contemporary pop art acrylic painting. This unique class is limited to 15 students. All materials are provided – 16×20 canvas, stencils, paints, mediums and brushes. You can paint your own favorite celebrity.


$135.00 per class|All materials provided

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Tatyana Zen

About Tatyana Zen

Tatyana’s classical training, pursuit for quality and background in philosophy shines through her Contemporary Realism works. Inspired by an abstract concept, she paints from close observation, fusing imaginary elements.

Growing up in the coastal Crimean village on the Black Sea, surrounded by the beaches, mountains and ancient ruins sparked Tatyana’s imagination and fueled her love for nature and art. She received 10 years of training in the Russian Realism tradition at the Simferopol Art School (Russia). After earning a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from Moscow Academy of Design & Technology, she immigrated to the United States.

Tatyana was fortunate to learn the secrets of Old Masters while making replicas of the Greatest Works of Art as a copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Consequently, she has developed her own painting method to achieve luminosity and depth of color. Her human figure drawing and painting skills were further developed by taking painting classes from Robert Liberace, an award-winning portrait artist, honored as a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center.

Drawing inspiration from the human form, sci-fi, pop-culture, glamour, fashion, 70s music, Zen philosophy and everyday life, her primary focus is to create unique and interesting art. Her Contemporary Realism paintings fuse Pop Culture with Modern Spirituality rendering familiar subjects in a new provocative light. A nature lover and a shaman, Tatyana often incorporates nature and gemstones into her work, from coffee and tobacco to diamonds, rubies and gold.

Equally proficient in oils, watercolors and acrylics, Tatyana’s main choice of medium is oil. She favors large scale statement pieces in oil and eclectic gallery walls mixing various mediums and sizes. Focusing on portraits, her subjects are actors, scientists, politicians, rock stars, as well as people of all walks of life.

The quality of her artwork is gaining acclaim and she’s acquiring a reputation as the Artist of the Stars with her portfolio of Celebrity Portraits. She has met celebrities and painted portraits of Al Pacino, Evander Holyfield, Silvester Stallone, Quincy Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Tyson.

She resides and exhibits in Laguna Beach, CA. Her work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. Please contact Tatyana with questions about custom art commissions, and her Laguna Beach private studio visits. Tatyana Zen 949-715-1620

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