I was born in the Leningrad region in 1993. As a young girl, I attended an art school, where I began to study the basics of academic art and painting. Later I entered the Herzen State University, Faculty of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Russia), where in 2017 I received a master's degree with honours. During and after my studies, I participated in various exhibitions, took part in contests and conferences, organized master classes for children and adults. Currently, I live and work in Linz, Austria.

 

I illustrate books and magazines of authors from all over the world, that's my main focus; my art-works are kept in private collections. As an illustrator, I work with companies, publishers and private clients. I'm also developing my own projects, inventing my own characters and their stories.

 

I have always been fascinated by themes related to nature, ecology, child psychology, art, human rights. My personal project "Mr Wolf from the big forest" touches on these subjects.

 

In my work I use both traditional and digital methods - I work in oil painting, watercolour, gouache, I create and compile illustrations in Procreate and similar software. I am equally as inspired by digital work as by drawing in a sketchbook or painting on canvas.

 

This website-portfolio features only a small fraction of the work, but I regularly broadcast progress on current projects and results on the Instagram blog and on other platforms. We invite you to visit them and leave your feedback to get to know each other better!
Linz, Austria, 2021
Marina Zorina