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Liubov (Luba) Kurchina

I am a traveler who is in love with art and fashion. 

I'm not a professional artist, but in Australia I discovered my passion for pastels.


I was born in the ancient Russian city of Yaroslavl, which is more than 1000 years old in the family of a drama theater actor and a musician. All my childhood I was prepared to become a  professional musician, but I  always loved to draw and chose the profession of fashion designer. I graduated from the University of Economics and Service in Vladivostok (Russia) and worked as a designer in the clothing industry and in fashion houses. Then I authored an educational course "Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration" at a children's school of arts and worked there as a teacher for many years. Having lived most of my life in the Far East of Russia on the coast of the Sea of Japan near the Chinese border, I can call myself a person of Euro-Asian culture, because I know I love both. In 2014, after I moved in Australia I unexpectedly discovered pastel as an amazing and unlike anything else material. Now I call it "painting by my fingertips" or my "tactile" hobby. Every year I travel  around the world and it gives me inspiration for my creativity. My professional experience as a fashion designer came in handy in Australia and now I  am working as a stylist and fashion consultant in the retail industry.

Works by Liubov (Luba) Kurchina

Heather Ale
Liubov Kurchina
34cm (W) x 44cm (H)
Soft pastels
$ 550.00
Liubov Kurchina
53cm (W) x 53cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Soft Pastels
$ 550.00
Winter Portrait, Victoria
Liubov Kurchina
66cm (W) x 56cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Pastel, Canson Mi-Teintes Touch sanded paper
$ 450.00
Morning in the Forest
Liubov Kurchina
38cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Pastel , Canson Mi-Teintes Touch sanded paper
$ 650.00
Easter mood
Liubov Kurchina
40cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Pastel, Canson Mi-Teintes Touch sanded paper
$ 750.00
Godafoss Waterfall
Liubov Kurchina
64cm (W) x 49cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Soft pastel Rembrandt & Van Gogh, abrasive pastel paper Canson Mi-Teintes 520*350.
$ 1,200.00
Ocean Coast at Sunset
Liubov Kurchina
27cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Soft pastel, black paper
$ 450.00
Liubov Kurchina
27cm (W) x 18cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Soft Pastel, Canson Mi-Teintes paper
$ 450.00
Rocky beach in Tenerife
Liubov Kurchina
37cm (W) x 28cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Soft Pastel, Canson Mi-Teintes paper
$ 450.00
Roses from my Garden
Liubov Kurchina
35cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Soft pastel, Canson Mi-Teintes paper

Not for sale
Good Morning, Marseille
Liubov Kurchina
20cm (W) x 36cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Watercolor, paper
$ 500.00
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