Brighton Beach Series

A series inspired by the characters of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. This area is known for its vibrant Russian-speaking community of immigrants from the former USSR. The boardwalk is full of Russian restaurants and bars and it's the perfect location for people watching. You can find older women sitting on folding chairs in their bathing suits, people selling food, and even an amateur body builder. These works explore and celebrate these characters.

Lady with Yellow Glasses 

Pen and watercolor on paper

Lady with a Cigarette 

Pen and watercolor on paper

Lady with Leopard Swimsuit 

Pen and watercolor on paper

Lady on a Beach Chair 

Pen and watercolor on paper

Brighton Beach Bodybuilder 

Pen and watercolor on paper

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