Exotic Seashell Art by Russian Artist from cold Moscow

“From Russia with love” – I know its a cliché but I can’t resist. An amazing art speaks for itself. I discovered for myself this unbelievable seashell artwork and it’s creator. Her name is Marina Alexandrova. I learned that she is member of prestigious Russian Artist Union, author of the book “Seashells and Coastal Decor” and live in Moscow.
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Marina’s artworks are very colorful and detailed. My favorites are flamingos and several of her abstract works. Very modern and beautiful.
Her artwork could be a centerpiece in decorating any beach house or cottage or even a Manhattan condo. I think all seashell lovers will be intrigued by her work.

I asked Marina several questions about her art:
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      When did you start working with seashells?
      Marina: I started working with seashells approximately 10 years ago.
      Why did you choose seashells as a media in your art?
      Marina: I am a professional artist and every time after my vacations on a shore I was inspired by abundance of colors, shapes and textures of the seashells.
      How long it takes to create one artwork?
      Marina: Usually a lot. The work is very delicate and time consuming but I love what I am doing.

      Are you working only on one work at any given time or you work with several simultaneously?

      Marina: I usually working on several artworks at the same time. If I got an idea, I want to try it in instant. So I always end up with several projects in progress.
      What kind of seashells are you using in your work?
      Marina: Most of all I like to work with small, craft seashells. I never paint them. Only natural color. I purchase them from dealers in Moscow. Sometimes I paint part of artwork.

      Is there any interest for seashell art and your art in particular in Moscow and Russia?

      Marina: I started selling my artwork 10 years ago and there is a big interest for seashell art in Moscow. My price range are from 10$ to several thousands of dollars. Of course, it is much easier to sell artwork on lower end of the price range. I also have several students who is interested in learning from my work and techniques.
      What kind of other work do you like to make except mosaics?
      Marina: My favorite are mosaics but I also like to work with furniture, create collages, mirrors, lamps, statues.

      In which galleries and art show you exhibit your art?

      Marina: I exhibit in Art Salon in Moscow, Furniture trade shows, and other different places.

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Check out this book

Seashell Art - How to Do - in Russian

By the way, I had good experience with this russian bookstore, ozon.ru – almost amazon experience. Shipping to US quite expensive, but otherwise superb service.

Enjoy Marina’s Gallery:

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  1. Hi! My friend sent me your mermaid from pintrest. Our work is similar! My heart stopped when I saw her. I have completed my last 2 large pieces. Mermaids! I’d love to share. I have recently moved to Florida from Lake Michigan. I brought 28 crates of rocks and 20 plus boxes of rocks. I am ready for the next piece. Collected shell fragments. Contact me if you are interested. I’d love to chat ;). Nancy

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