Yuliya  Lyken
 Fine artist 

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Yuliya (like “Julia” with a Y) and I am a professional artist based in Calgary Canada.

I love art. A lot.

It started when I was 5 years old and destroyed my Mom’s engineering text books by drawing all over them. She then enrolled me into a local studio where I was the only child in a studio full of adult artists. I had to stand on a chair to reach the easel……

I was later accepted into a renowned art school in the Ukraine where I studied for 4 years.

After studying for a further 3 years in Design I made a terrible decision and completed a Law degree. It became clear that I was MUCH better at art.

I followed my passion for art and became the official artist for the famous Cossacks.  My paintings are displayed in buildings throughout Canada, Australia, Russia and the Ukraine.

I moved to Canada in 2004 and have been freezing ever since but at least the nearby mountains are beautiful!​

I practice in pencil, acrylic, oils, and resins and create murals, portraits, landscapes and abstracts, wedding and event live art.