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Seeing beauty and kindness everywhere

A still life scene with a small round table at the front with a jug and a dish of sweets on a silver tray; behind that a dresser covered in Turkish fabrics in geomateric patterns of terracota, peacock blue and white. On that, a bowl of fruit and a tall Turkish ceramic pitcher with an intricate pattern in the same colours. On the wall, a painting in the Turkish style of a loving couple.

“First of all I wanted to encourage the viewer to see the kindness, love and beauty that already exists in simple things of everyday life.

Secondly, I wanted to express gratitude to my painting teacher Ayrat Khamiullin, who taught me the painting techniques of the old masters.

And finally this is the memory of my trip to the Black Sea with my husband. Beautifully served Turkish coffee with parvards, juicy fruits and melodic oriental ornaments are those small things that warmed my heart.”

This piece and associated kindness story is from Olga Mikhaseva go and check out their other work and support small, independent artists.

This post is in collaboration with Art Can.