Tatjana Krizmanic's brilliant pastel drawings and oil paintings depict ordinary life with a distinctly European sensibility. Krizmanic's work is marked by a warm cheerfulness, where bright colors and swirling perspectives make everyday settings come alive. She brings a touch of magic to commonplace scenes, such as a trip to the farmers' market or morning coffee. Surreal and inventive, her work recalls Chagall, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso - influences she grew up with.
Born in Zagreb, Tatjana started painting at age fourteen. After studying at the University of Zagreb, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she completed her studies at Georgetown University. Over the next ten years she created paintings for friends and patrons, while working as an art director. Since her first exhibit in Boulder, Colorado, she has built a strong following, and her paintings reside in numerous private collections and museums. Her work is shown in galleries in United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Krizmanic divides her time between her home on the Adriatic coast and Boulder, Colorado.