Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Literary Artist
Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki is an award-winning Canadian landscape painter based in Port Moody, British Columbia. She emigrated from Serbia in 1994 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and pursued a Hi-Tech career while studying and making art part-time. Her art education includes Emily Carr University Continuing Studies, Vancouver Art Academy, and workshops by esteemed Canadian painters. Tatjana is presently a full-time painter with a passion for the west coast and mountains. Tatjana is an appraised artist with the Canada Council for the Arts as well as a Past President, Senior Signature Artist (SFCA), and Honorable Lifetime Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her paintings have been exhibited, collected, and represented by fine art galleries since 2005. To read about Tatjana’s literary journey please visit her Storytelling Page at https://www.mirkov-popovicki.com/writer
Port Moody, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
My art practice began in the 90's after I arrived in Canada. In those early years, I painted Vancouver’s cityscapes and reflected on my new situation: Can I live here? Can I be a part of this place? Will I be accepted? Over the following decade, I traveled extensively through western Canada and let the landscape burn its patterns into my mind and heart, resulting in my From Glacier series. This body of work helped me to fully immerse myself in the visual language of the land. I soaked in the shapes, forms, and colours of our mountains, lakes, and coastline, reinterpreting them in the paint. As I watched the paintings emerge and leave my studio to join homes and collections of art lovers, I finally felt the connection. I became a part of this land. I belonged. My commitment to further pursue this artistic direction became even stronger, followed by Snow Obsession and Good Land bodies of work. The current phase of my journey deals with responsibility. At first glance, my new series Coastal Sentinels celebrates the natural beauty of Western Canada. But it also brings up its pain points and fragility. I am using the visual language the landscape has taught me, to converse with it. Still in awe of what it says to me, a new question arises these days: Can these places be saved?