Ep.49: Lena Danya on being a full time oil artist and YouTuber

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Nov 10, 2017 •  Interviews

Lena is a full-time fine artist originally from Ukraine, now living in Florida, United States. Since a very early age, she has been influenced by creative people in her family and she knew that art is something she absolutely wants to do for a living.

She is mostly known for painting natural scenes with oil paints, either on birch wood panels or linen canvas. Her ‘Water series’ are especially captivating

She has a very popular YouTube channel and her videos consist of painting and drawing time lapses, tutorials, art talks, and basically anything art related!  Occasionally she also takes her audience with her to gallery shows and artful travels in her “Lena’s Art Diary” series documenting her life as a full-time artist.

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Key Takeaways

“Make as much work as you possibly can, immerse yourself and really awesome things will happen!”

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Special thanks to Lena for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Lena Danya, used with permission.

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, teacher, and the founder of Art Side of Life™. I've worked as a commercial artist since 2009. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways so I’ve made it my mission to teach you everything I know, to contribute to waking up your creative genius.