BAAAU

I am so proud to take part in this initiative and to create all visual communication for such an important cause.

BAAAU is a voluntary group which supports Hosts and Ukrainian Guests in Letchworth, Baldock and surrounding areas. The Group was formed in March 2022 to respond to the war in Ukraine.

This is what have been achieved. 

1. Attracted grants from HCC and from Herts Community Fund to not only help our families but the wider Ukrainian  Community. The Settlement which you have contributed to so generously attracts the wider U community. 

2. We have paid for deposits, first months rents and a household equipment grant for those setting up independently in the area. 

3. We have made educational grants for those young people going on to further or higher education. 

4. We monitor welfare and cost of living for all our families and help them reduce bills by looking at how they can make utilities more cost effective. We all make cost of living grants during the winter and other grants during the summer if funds allow. 

5. We advocate on their behalf with local and central government politicians and officers and make sure they are aware of benefits and other matters. 

6.  We support Hosts and Guarantors who have generously agreed to underwrite rental agreements. Without these Ukrainian’s would not have independent homes. These Hosts and Guarantors feel supported by BAAAU. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/baldockandashwellactionaidukraine/

Art Sale for Ukraine

As a Birthday celebration this year, married out an auction and sale to support beautiful Ukraine. I invited my friends to take part in my pre-birthday art marathon and the birthday sale to find new homes for my very dear pieces, and with your kind donations to support some wonderful Ukrainians in the UK and volunteers back home.

So what’s important, all the profit goes to charities: to my beloved one in the UK – BAAAU who have helped Ukrainians to escape the war and keep supporting them. And some amazing volunteers in Ukraine that I know and would like to help. The auction ended on 23 October here.

BUT as so many of you, my wonderful friends, asked to carry on the sale after that date and keep donating, and ask for more art, I keep the page open for longer. The remaining artworks* are here:

* The sold artworks are labelled with the yellow circles.

Apples and Pears

Apples and Pears. Plaster of Paris and Acrylic on canvas

Apples and Pears for stairs

Commission for an upstairs space in a family house.

Art

B. Counter. Acrylic Gold on Paper. 50x70cm. Signed
Q. Counter. Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Signed
MirroR. Conceptual Self Picture. Digital Print. 60x90cm
Shard. Black. Acrylic on Plastic
Shard. Black. Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Signed

On his Knees. Black & Grey. Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Signed
On his Knees. Acrylic. 40x50cm Signed
Ray Bans. Black.

Ray Bans. Black. Acrylic on Plastic. 40x50cm Signed

Hands.
Hands. Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Signed
Naked-Swimmer
Naked-Swimmer_Black. Acrylic on Plastic. 40x50cm Signed

Hands. Between
Hands. Green & Penises. Acrylic on Plastic. 40x50cm Signed
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Hands. Blue & Silver Rain. Acrylic on Plastic. 40x50cm Signed

Hands. Blue & Penises. Acrylic on Plastic. 40x50cm Signed
Shard. Magenta. Acrylic on Plastic 40x50cm Signed

On His Knees. Blue. Acrylic. 40x50cm. Signed
Ray Bans. Green with Penises Pattern. Acrylic. 40x50cm. Signed
Ray Bans. Green with Penises Pattern. Acrylic. 40x50cm. Signed
Under Covers. Colour. Acrylic. 40x50cm. Signed
Camera Man. Mixed Media. 40×50 cm. Signed

Londoner. Mixed Media

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Londoner.

Mixed Media
500×700

Signed. Unframed.

London. May 2016

£1800

No face / quite a good-looking body / trapped by beautiful things / obsessed with women / open but hiding / strong but can’t move / a little crazy and great fun

English floral pattern inspired

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Death of Matryoshka

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Death of Matryoshka.

Mixed Media
700×500

Signed. Unframed.

£1600

Ukrainian floral pattern. Created in 2014. Renamed in 2023.

[A matryoshka doll (Russian: матрёшка; IPA: [mɐˈtrʲɵʂkə] ( listen)matrëška), also known as a Russian nesting doll, or Russian doll, [russian doll. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved April 14, 2016.] is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name “matryoshka” (матрёшка), literally “little matron”, is a diminutive form of Russian female first name “Matryona” (Матрёна) or “Matriosha” [Oxford English Dictionary Online. Accessed 2011-03-25]

[Matryoshkas are used metaphorically, as a design paradigm, known as the “matryoshka principle” or “nested doll principle”. It denotes a recognizable relationship of “object-within-similar-object” that appears in the design of many other natural and crafted objects. Examples of this use include the matrioshka brain and the Matroska media-container format.

The onion metaphor is of similar character. If the outer layer is peeled off an onion, a similar onion exists within. This structure is employed by designers in applications such as the layering of clothes or the design of tables, where a smaller table nests within a larger table, and a smaller one within that.

The Matroska (MKV) multimedia container format derives its name from Matryoshka, alluding to the container being able to hold many different types of content streams] [wikipedia]

Christmas Exhibition in Bermondsey Gallery

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Olena just wanted to share some happy news again…
Her paintings moved to Bermondsey Gallery – a small independent art space on Southbank

www.bermondseygallery.co.uk

And of course she wants to celebrate that with her Creo friends…
The new exhibition space and the beginning of Christmas time with a glass of wine around lovely art and lovely people.
Please come for a glass or two after work next Friday on 4th December here:
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And feel free to visit any time to get inspired.
Bermondsey Gallery is open every day from 10.30 am till 7pm
29 Dockhead, London SE1 2BS just around the corner from Creo.

Binz & Shyal

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‘Binz & Shyal’
Mixed Media on Plastic 15x18cm Framed Signed

The most beautiful gentle loving  photo seen for ages.
And a wonderfully inspirational. Was stolen from Binze’s Facebook (Sorry Binz)
and repainted with acrylic heavy body paint on plastic. And some silver too.

To Colour the Wooden Letters

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To Colour the Wooden Letters is a collaboration between visual artist and graphic designer Olena Lobunets and a talented wood master Adam Bridges. The project is designed to bring the artists community together and arrange a visual, tactile and literal communication.

Bridges and Lobunets designed and produced Project One Zero wooden letters ready for the opening of the studio, so that all the guests, artists and local community expressed themselves and their toughs and wishes and take part in colouring and designing the unique and personal sign of the very new art studio in Kings Cross.

Project Started on 10 September and will finish when the letters are fully covered by thoughts and colours are ready to be hanged in Project One Zero Studio London.

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