Marina Strijakova grew to love nature from an early age, she pursued that as an animal keeper in Moscow Zoo and later became a biologist. Since arriving to Australia, she is transitioning her love of nature into art. As a result, she found her passion in combining the Millennia Chinese calligraphy brush strokes and western painting techniques to create a unique, inspired style. Her purpose in life is to take the basic ingredients of canvas, medium and paint, add a recipe of her own imagination and turn the original material things into a piece of art with emotional and aesthetic value. In Marina’s mind, you need to immerse yourself in a piece of art to feel its magic.