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We the group:iconart-glory: has introduced a new segment named " Artist of the Month" where we get up, close and personal with an artist, discussing about their artistic journey and most importantly what made them an "Artist".
So without further ado, let's welcome our first artist on spotlight, our very lovely :iconlora-vysotskaya:
She's a talented artist from Ukraine with her own distinctive style of art and whose contribution to DA community is incomparable.


1. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as an artist?

I live in Ukraine, I’m married and I have two daughters. I’m an engineer and a logistician, but I left my work 9 years ago when my youngest daughter was born. So, I was a dedicated housewife, when by chance  I exploredthe world of photomanipulation 4 years ago. It happened when my husband asked me to make a couple of collages for his work. At that time I had an iPad mini, and I used Bazaart (a pretty simple app for IOS) to make those collages. This process so captivated me, that I can’t stop to this day LOL. My first manips were quite simple, but my imagination just  gushed, I could create 4-5 manips in a day! Sometimes I miss that time. Well, that's how I became an artist.


Except for a short period last year, when I tried to make friends with Photoshop, I create all manipulations on my iPad 9,7” just with my fingers. Now I use Affinity Photo for iPad, a fantastic app, almost as good as Photoshop. 

2. Can you show us any particular piece of art as your favourite and any reason behind creating that art?

I would say it's Booksburg, my last Daily Deviation
Booksburg by Lora-Vysotskaya
Books always were my passion and the idea of a book city was the first one that came into my mind.
I created it for the contest, where you had to imagine how the world of your fantasies became a reality.  This work is my favorite and am really proud of it as I invested a lot of my efforts and time into it  and that was a very rare case when I was absolutely satisfied with the result.

3. If you could collaborate with any artist from the past who would it be and why?

I think this could be Rene Magritte. Why? Because men in bowler hats are my weakness LOL
Lost by Lora-Vysotskaya

4. Are there any specific theme you aim to present/convey in your work?

Well, in my opinion this isn’t about  a theme but an object. It's actually about us, people in a way has always fascinated me.  Their emotions, thoughts and actions. I can’t create landscapes, for example (btw, Booksburg is a rare exception), but models are almost in every of my work. 
And I always aim to create beautiful things and to avoid any unpleasing details, even if it’s something dark.

I think art must give just positive emotions and a sense of beauty. It shouldn’t be abhorred in any case


5. What artwork/project can we look forward to from you in the future?

I feel lack of inspiration lately and I'm afraid of promising something, but I have some idea of creating an unusual octopus (I can’t say more;) (Wink)).

 6. What makes your art stand out from the DA artist? 

I think my profession is reflected on my creativity. As a logistcian, I love order and logic, I don’t like to clutter up space with extra details, almost every element in my manipulations must “speak” and strengthen a general idea. I don’t use a lot of textures and effects, if it isn’t necessary.
You will not find any piece a la "a-girl-in-a-forest" style among my works.

I put meaning in every art work and I love to come up with interesting and unconventional titles for them, especially if they sound like a play on words


People say I have my own distinct style, hope it’s true. Although I try to be  versatile in order to captivate my viewers.

Thank you so much for the interview Lora..:heart:

If you really enjoyed her interview, please give her love and support!

 


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:iconbigzoso:
bigzoso Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Photographer
I am proud of being a friend and watcher of you Lora.
Congrats,my friend! 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Serdar!:)
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:iconbigzoso:
bigzoso Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!,dear Lora!
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018   Photographer
Just fitting my image about such a great artist that Lora is !! :hug:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Riki!😘❤️
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018   Photographer
:love:
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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Student Photographer
CONGRATS. You deserve this interview.
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much:)
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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student Photographer
You are welcome.
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:iconannamae22:
annamae22 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Congratulations
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconagura-nata:
Agura-Nata Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations and great interview!

EXCELLENT by vafiehya  
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!:)
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, Lora! :clap:!  An enjoyable, and enlightening read, for sure!  Wow, you're an "engineer"!  I always felt your works contained big time smarts behind them! :)   For this reason, I was under the impression you have been creating manips for much longer than you have. 

Keep the great works coming.  I agree with Hazel, your style is all your own. :heart:!!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kindness and support dear Linda!😘❤️
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:!!!
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:iconwhimsicalblue:
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dear Linda, glad you enjoyed the interview..!!
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:iconlittle-one-girl:
little-one-girl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations and excellent interview my dear friend Lora !! Love Heart I love your art my brilliant artist! Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot dear Patty! I really appreciate your support my friend!😘❤️
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:iconlittle-one-girl:
little-one-girl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with so much pleasure and you're more then welcome Lora!😘❤️
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Congrats to both for the great interview :clap:
Though I have many favourites from Lora's work :nod:, Booksburg is my favourite :+fav: Number 1 Revamp 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Elsa!🌹
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:iconwhimsicalblue:
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Elsa, glad you enjoyed the interview!
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:iconallimli:
allimli Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved reading this interview! Lora's works look amazing and it's so awesome (and unique) she does it all on an iPad! Loads of respect for her Love 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!😘❤️
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful interview, Lora. Glad to know more about you :clap:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Tom:)
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:iconcarmensarts:
CarmensArts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations and wonderful interview!!Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Carmen!😘❤️
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:iconcarmensarts:
CarmensArts Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure dear Lora!Hug 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats & nice interview!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconjmyth:
Jmyth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018   General Artist
Wooaaahhh What an amazing artist :heart: Your works are so inspirational... Well Done also for this wonderful interview!! :D :D
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:)
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:iconjmyth:
Jmyth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018   General Artist
You're welcome Love 
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Great review :heart: :clap: :clap: :clap: 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
:huggle: 
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:iconlenasunny:
LenaSunny Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Wonderful interview, Lоra I love your art, your works are beautiful!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Lena!:)
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:iconaramisdream:
Aramisdream Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Congrats! This is and interesting interview! :la:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Ilaria!😘🌹
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Congratulations on your interview Lora. It was nice finding out, how you became an artist: and it is cool that your Booksburg picture is your favourite; as I thought it was really cool, when I left you feedback on it. Also, it was a joy to read; that you weren't bothered about Photoshop, with regards, to your photo manipulations. It seems like society is brainwashed, to constantly use this application. And, yet I have always found; that I preferred to use Paintshop Pro, instead. Which was also similar in functions to Photoshop, as was your IPAD application. I basically now use GIMP, when I create textures, etc....., for my models.

It is also nice; that you like your art, to have a positivity about it. I can relate to that, when I used write poetry. Although, I sometimes wrote about negative things, I still tried to turn them around, to look on the positive side. There is way too much negativity in this world. So, it is pleasant; that your artworks can bring positivity to people.

I look forward to seeing your Octopus picture, when you create it. Wishing you every success, in your future ventures. Kind Regards Paul. 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much dear Paul! Yes, this is great that there are other programs for artists now. Monopoly is not good both for the manufacturer and for the consumer. Now, having decent competitors, maybe Photoshop will become even better and more accessible to users, I think it’s tooooo expensive.
I’m glad you share my thoughts about art. You’re right, too much negative in the world, but I still hope beauty will save it!❤️
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
You are welcome Lora.

I agree Photoshop is way too expensive. Especially, when you can find free applications, which do all the same things. The same can be said for Maya, which is a 3D modelling program. That is why I use Blender. I can do, just about everything, which Maya can, but my application is free to use, as it is open source.

Yes, despite the negativity. I guess the beauty of art can bring positivity into the world.

Have a lovely week! :)
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:iconl-inda:
L-inda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Lora, congratulations on this interview.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing you since the beginning on Bazaart.  You were always an inspiration to me.  I didn’t know of your fantastic career before. I’m happy that you mentioned it. I always knew that you were brilliant ❤️  You have a brilliant mind and a brilliant imagination. Congratulations on being Artist of the Month ❤️❤️❤️
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You’re too kind to me dear Linda😘❤️ Thanks so much for your warm words, you can’t imagine what they mean for me! And thank you for being my friend for all these 4 years😘🌹
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:iconbrankaarts:
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic interview with an incredible artist :clap:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot dear Branka!❤️
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:iconbrankaarts:
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome, dear :glomp:
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