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Art tours

Join me on my painting tour across Illinois


Chicago, IL, United States
Next goal: $3,000 35%
Unlocks: 3000 $ will be raised - Art tour in Los Angeles!

Hi, my name is Zhanna. I am an artist, student, and photographer. I was born in Ukraine, and living now in the USA

I have always enjoyed creating art. I have tried many things, but painting remains what I am truly passionate about.

My main medium is oils, but I also enjoy using watercolors, gouache, ink pens, pastels, acrylics, etc.

I am not a great speaker, but I can express whatever I feel, and say it through the paintings. I entered the academy to major in architecture but I was not one of the best students. I always asked myself, if it`s really what I want to do. Something didn`t feel right. When it came to painting, I knew that I can`t imagine my life without it. I just knew that I have to follow my heart.

Painting outdoors in the Chicago Botanic Garden (Spring)

 I love painting outdoors very much because it inspires me to create and I feel that I am part of nature. Every year I am waiting for the good weather to start painting outside. But I always have some others things to do, like study, job, etc. So I want to spend all of my free time on traveling and painting outdoors during whole 2 months.

Painting in the Potawatomi Woods, Wheeling, Illinois

Lately, I have received some recognition for my paintings and I am very pleased about it.The attention I have received gives me the courage to apply for funding, which will be used to support my art, help get all needed materials and stuff. In the end, of this project, you will receive your rewards. The rest paintings will give me the foundation for my future exhibition and book compilation of my art work. 

I am deeply grateful for helping me fulfill my dream.



What rewards you can get

With love, I am offering high-quality digital copies and prints of my artwork. There are also some original paintings available.


$45 - An art print of “ Magic in the Garden” on paper, signed. Size 8 x 10 inch. 


"Magic in the Garden" oil, 11x14 inch

$45 - An art print of "Japanese Garden" on paper, signed. Size 8 x 10 inch. And 3 digital copies of paintings.


Japanese Garden, oil, 16x20 inch


$390 - Original oil painting "Cloud Gate" on canvas panel, size 11 x 14 inch, signed

120$ - Original watercolor sketch "Skyscraper"  9 x12 inch

You can see more painting at or at

my Instagram

my facebook page

How much is needed for this project:

- Paints:

Oils – 400$

Watercolor – 100$

Gouache – 60$

Acrylic – 40$

Paints total – 600$

- Canvas in different sizes – 400$

- Watercolor paper – 100$

- Sketching paper – 50$

- Brushes –500$

Other materials ( like painting knife, oil solvents, palettes, etc) – 500$ 

Total – 2150 $

If I reach the goal, then I will cover these remaining costs…

- Travel expenses ( from Chicago to Los Angeles)

- Rent car, parking fees and gas for  painting travels 

- Hotels

- Food during the trip

- Fees and taxes associated with the project

Thanks so much for your support, it really means a lot to me.

Please share this project with your friends and family, and contact me if you have any questions.

Time lapse videos:


 my facebook page

Thank you!

My Illinois Plein air paintings you can see here:


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