Artists > Iryna Haslam
I was born and brought up in a beautiful part of West Ukraine. Memories from my youth are full of colourful images of flowers, blossoming trees, domestic animals and birds; the richness of colour and local scenes are themes that often return to in my work, though now it is Stamford and the English countryside that inspire me.
I love experimenting with different techniques and media, but have always had a very special relationship with watercolour. The character of watercolour allows for a wonderful blending of spontaneity and control. Experimenting with colour, I try to evoke a certain mood and swing perception between reality and a dream. My sources of inspiration are sensuous flowers, eye-catching landscapes and beautiful buildings.
After graduating in Art and Education, and later moving to Thailand, I have now made my home in a beautiful part of the UK. The English Spring Collection is full of my excitement at experiencing the magic of spring in Britain, and my delight in discovering stunning Stamford.