Tatiana Klimov – Los Alamos, NM
A native Russian from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Tatiana found her second home in Los Alamos 23 years ago. In spite of having a college degree in metallurgy, she has worked in the fashion and beauty business. In Russia, she owned and ran a private crafts school. Shortly after relocating to the US, she opened her own business “Nature Care for Skin & Hair.” She has always enjoyed designing and making clothes, knitting, crochet, quilt, and embroidery based on her own designs. Even as a child she had passion for art and especially drawing. Around last spring 2017 she decided to pursue her desire for expressing her inner self in the form of “Happy paintings.” Her philosophy of paintings is to portray positive energy and happiness by splashing bright colors on canvas to share the beauty and inspiration she finds through her love of nature. In nature, there are shapes, colors, textures, fragrances, sounds, and tastes to be experienced. From rock formations to butterflies, all forms of natural scenery have a deep internal message of their essence. Tatiana is attempting to convey that spiritualis, or “breath,” from the nature around us, to the viewer through her art. She weaves a waltz of colors and shapes into a “happy dance,” to make the day of the viewer a better place.