Anouschka is a contemporary landscape painter. Her paintings relay her emotions about a particular place. Her seascapes document the embodiment of an experience in paint. An evocation of nature. She has a small house in south west Cornwall and spends time walking the mining hills and beaches. There are vast sandy beaches that are pounded unmercifully by the weather in the winter and are sublime in the summer. She loves the forces of nature and their unpredictability. She captures this in her colourful seascapes.
The boats she builds from silver plated recycled pieces are inspired by fantasy ships from childhood sci fi films. Ships to fly in, dream in and travel to far off places, to return by morning! Ships to collect small mementoes from places she’s visited. The first boat was made from a Georgian teapot that somehow reminded her of a boat ! These boats have now sailed all over the country, from Canary Wharf to Cornwall !
Anouschka has always painted. She is the youngest grand daughter of the benefactor, Mikhail Braikevitch, who donated his collection of Russian paintings of the Ballet Russes to The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where it can still be seen today. She trained at Leicester and Birmingham Colleges of Art and Design. She helped to set up the fledgling Media Production Department at the Open University and then worked at Martin Cadbury Printing Company in Covent Garden. Later she set up a theme company, Desired Effect, which decorated London Hotels for prestigious corporate functions. Thus, she moved from book-sized graphics to vast band backdrops measuring 12m long by 8m high. Having sold the company, she now paints and makes on a slightly smaller scale!