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Ksenia Annis is an artist lliving and working in Houston, TX. She is originally from Moscow, Russia. She was trained as an architect, but decided to do art full time in 2014. As the principal artist of her company, Tummy Rubb Studio, LLC, she now devotes all of her time to traditional visual art, working in acrylic, watercolor, gouache, creating some sculpture, as well as digital media using Adobe Creative Suite software and the Procreate app. Mostly her focus is a whimsical interpretation of the world, which really shines in her paintings and illustrations for books, the first of which was published in 2015. In addition, Ksenia participates in regional and national calls for art and judged shows, receiving commissions and awards from Kroger Co, City of Grand Prairie, St. Albert the Great Student Center, City of Sugar Land, TX, and Watercolor Art Society of Houston.​​​​​
Eliciting the full range of positive emotions in her viewers is the driving purpose behind Ksenia’s art. Whether painting the splendor of spring flora, capturing the essence of human nature in her figurative paintings, or illustrating whimsical animals singing and dancing, Ksenia wants to bring a smile to people’s faces.
Throughout her childhood, Ksenia found herself mesmerized by folk tales and characters brought to life through the art of fantasy.  Her body of work is vibrant, energetic and bursting with daring combinations of color and gesture.  Following the principles of visual storytelling, she strives to tell the full tale in every piece, whether it be a landscape or a genre scene.  Each painting begins with a canvas, but invites you in to further explore your own imagination and build upon the story in a completely unique way.

Among her artistic influences, she considers oeuvre of Art Nouveaux period, Japanese animation and Russian art of late 19th – early 20th centuries.
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