ABOUT

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My name is Olya Krasavina and I am a Russian born American Jewish artist living in Montreal since 2013. I was born and raised in Moscow in the time of Perestroika. I spent my twenties in and around Strawberry fields in New York city. And I settled down in a place that most felt like home, Montreal.

I have been painting Montreal since the day I moved here, so I created a series of art workshops, called Painting Montreal, where I teach future artists to create their own painting of our city, in acrylic.

You can see my works and what’s available for sale in my Etsy store.

Thank you for your interest!


As she finally sat herself down, she let out a heavy sigh. It’s been a long day. Always rushing, guessing, worrying, cleaning, nursing, changing… not a minute for herself…until now.

She took a deep breath in and let it all out. She sat slouching on a big leather chair, wearing her familiar black dress, with her hair made up in a bun ( that’s all self care she had time for). She paused. Just for this one moment, she caught up to herself, said a polite hello and promised, once again, that soon, she will, most definitely, be back for a longer chat.