Irina Dorofeeva's Profile
I am a silk artist living in South Bend, IN. I create unique collections of silk paintings and silk scarves hand painted with different themes and motives. The particular technique I use is called “the SERTI technique”. SERTI (French for "fence" or "enclosing") is the silk painting technique where designs are formed with gutta or resist liner. I studied this process in Russia, the country which is known for cultivating the SERTI technique and introducing it to Western Europe. Indeed this technique, so popular nowadays in France, came to Paris through members of the Russian Czar's family. During the Bolshevik Revolution, members of the Czar's family dispersed throughout Europe. Many fled to Paris, bringing with them the secrets of the SERTI silk painting.
When I learned the art of the serti technique, it quickly became my passion. I dedicated myself to develop master-level skills in applying this…
- Born on April 28
- Joined September 11, 2010