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Yuliya Lyken

Freelance Artist, Mural Painter, & More

Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4 Skills
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Yuliya (like “Julia” with a Y) and I am a professional artist based in Calgary Canada.
I love art. A lot.
It started when I was 5 years old and destroyed my Mom’s engineering text books by drawing all over them. She then enrolled me into a local studio where I was the only child in a studio full of adult artists. I had to stand on a chair to reach the easel )..
I was later accepted into a renowned art school in the Ukraine where I studied for 4 years.
After studying for a further 3 years in Design I made a terrible decision and completed a Law degree. It became clear that I was MUCH better at art.
I followed my passion for art and became the official artist for the famous Cossacks. My paintings are displayed in buildings throughout Canada, Australia, Russia and the Ukraine.
I moved to Canada in 2004 and have been freezing ever since but at least the nearby mountains are beautiful!
I practice in pencil, acrylic, oils, and resins and create murals, portraits, landscapes and abstracts, wedding and event live art.