Monday, November 2, 2015


If you happen to be in Tivat, Montenegro - welcome!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Age of Happiness

This October I worked as stage sketcher at the Age of Happiness Festival. I made quick watercolor sketches of participants and guests, which were afterwards presented to them.

Suzi Grant:


Galya Morrell:



Sunday, August 16, 2015

With Juan Puntes: "Using drawing as a foil, the artist adapts in this series of telling, ubiquitous pencil drawings, circumscribing cartographies contained in tourist's city maps, some belonging to visited towns, others to wish lists; bucolic windows for adventure. In resorting to the use of icon­like diptych as format, one side bare map, the opposite, a rash yet sublime dark­spirited pencil portrait of the fragmented self laying nude ghost­like over geographies of locales the traveler may wish to occupy mentally, inimically or even erotically, Mrs Skepner, uses this succinct creative cosmology to attract the viewer to the spider web of her attributions, imaginations and desires. Her contortions mimic and rhyme or counterpoint the graphic topologies of river beds or watershed urban coastline contained in the map as visual underpinning. Her bone ribs and body architectures echoing the protruding docks of any port, her flesh an empty canvas allowing for street names and places­indicators of soujourn­to crawl over her plasm, populating her dermis, each work purveyed of a red dot, a semiotic for ‘encounter’. These are the visual tools that transfer and transport us, in narcotic eloquence, to a state of topological aesthetic terror akin to an Edgar Allan Poe's frightful yet delightful transfixed tale. The only resort left to the viewer may be to either mentally close the diptych pages, walk away...or freely delight in the expedition of the artist’s trappings into an irresistible maze, visual dilemma, triggering myriad personal memories of transit, sequences of fantasies a journey inevitably offers, spanning from the tedious to the surprising chance encounters a new unexplored town offers to the lonesome traveler, where escape is not an option. In the second series, coined 'co­co­collaborations' between the author and her three and a half year old infant daughter, Mrs Skepner focuses her attention on the maternal 'witnessing' of the coming apart of what once was part and parcel of herself. She approaches this item with utmost, flawless discipline in both, her exquisite academic drawings portraying her daughter in daunting images of everyday life and in the espousing the great divide that permits, instigates the daughter's naive contribution to 'complete' the work by imparting her definite marks of expression on body parts with a Duchampian elan, the viewer always finishing the work. This attitude and risk­taking on the part of the artist validates the power of art as a tool of exploration, discovery and determination in the author as well as in the viewer’s realms, an experience not always attainable in today's cul­de­sac art scene," - Juan Puntes, White Box, New Yorke

Saturday, August 1, 2015


This series is a new way of collaborating with my daughter, Chloe. She’s 3,5 years old and a passionate artist. The way she draws in her books, the way she “completes” pictures with a new set of eyes or a mouth whenever she feels like they need it has inspired me to work in cooperation. Everyday I watch her draw to know what is important for her right now, to make cooperation interesting for both of us. I leave unfinished some drawings to make her draw the rest or just ask her to draw something and then use it as a base for the whole composition.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

You Are Here

This project's title is "You Are Here". It’s a series of pencil drawings on maps or fragments of maps. I use maps of cities I have been to or I wish I'd had been to, to draw nude figures (usually also fragmentally), and then put a red spot, that normally is used to mark one's current location on a city plan. Sometimes I try to adjust body position to landscape peculiarities, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes body curves can rhyme with rivers, sometimes map is just a neutral background. This is a kind of projection of my vision of my own personality, on a particular place. In this way I can try to adjust my body’s map to a local scene, or I can chose not to.

"You Are Here - Tivat", City Tourist Map, pencil, 2015

"You Are Here - Torino", City Moleskin Map, pencil, 2015


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Watercolor Holidays

Про этого мальчика Воцмуш сказал, что 5 с плюсом: