Award-winning Russian-born artist Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson is exhibiting her works covering a wide range of subjects through Dec. 15 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Gallery of Fine Arts off Ridge Road in New Port Richey.
Fittingly, the show is called "A Russian Artist's Journeys through a Vast Landscape."
Ms. Hankinson was born in 1968 in the former Soviet Union. She graduated from the Kubyshev Art School in Tashken, Uzbekistan, with a major in drawing and fine art. She went on to enter several professional competitions in her home country.
She came to the United States in 2002 and settled in Florida. Even so, her subject matter ranges far and wide: pastels on sandpaper of mountains and sky; oil on canvas of the Aspen area; watercolors of New York City icons such as the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park and Fifth Avenue; and, of course, acrylics of familiar Tampa scenes.
Ms. Hankinson also does oil on canvas paper poster art with political themes from World War II onward.
She is vice president of the Tampa Realistic Artists from 2005 through this year and has won several prestigious awards for her work. Among them is first place in the professional oil and acrylics division of the 2006 Strawberry Festival in Plant City and second place in the North Tampa Arts League's "The Art of Love" show in 2007.
One of her works was featured on a banner sponsored by Tampa's Westshore Alliance, a 400-member business community centered on the Kennedy Boulevard area.
Ms. Hankinson's work was featured at the Safety Harbor City Hall last month.
She teaches art at the Old Hyde Park Art Center and at the Hyde Park Studio, as well as to private students.
Her Web site (www.igumnova-art.com) features works for sale, including oils on canvas, acrylics, pastels on sandpaper and watercolors.