About the artist

 

After my first oilpaintinglesson of a Russian artacademy teacher, I never stopped painting. I finished an illustrator course, followed workshops and masterclasses and dove into instructional books and magazines.

In Oman I said to a friend: "My dream is to have my own exhibition some day". She said: "Why don't you?". Ofcourse, why didn't I. Past the fear of showing my paintings to others and open up to criticism, I held my first big exhibition and it almost sold out on the opening night. That was a huge push in the right direction.

Since then I have been exhibiting regularly and painting commissions. I paint plein air and in my studio. I have lived in Russia, Oman, Qatar and the US - every country had his own (art)challenges and has been been super valuable for me.

Back in my base country now, the Netherlands. Every day I am inspired by things and views around me. If I can't paint, it feels like a missed opportunity.

 

plein air painting in Katwijk aan zee, making a seascape oilpainting
Miranda Dalessi painting plein air

 

 

"Coffee at the Damrak"

oil on canvas

8x8 inch

Prize winning painting at Pintar Rapido 2016

 

Newspaperarticle of my first exhibition, Muscat, Oman.