Los Angeles artist Maryna Butenko "Painting gives me an ability to express myself without having to say a word. I like working with mixed media such as acrylic, oil, gouache, ink, pencil, glitter, swarovski crystals and collage. I experiment with texture and space. As a result, my work has a variety of looks. My paintings are very personal and are influenced by my emotions and imagination. I have been fortunate to acquire an Art education. However, I realize that ignoring the "rules" of formal training is what makes my art truly unique." More at