Kristina Tonev, also known as SirK, is an acrylic pouring instructor specializing in enhancing art techniques and helping other artists to turn their art into masterpieces.
Cultural background in Lithuania influenced her early works, Kristina strived to create paintings that were bright and positive among the difficult post-Soviet Union setting. Although she has been painting for over 20 years now, but only after giving birth to her son Leon in 2017, she launched her first solo Exhibition in “Carousel Gallery”, Framlingham, UK.
In less than a year she went on to success of exhibiting in New York, Rome, Shanghai. She was featured in local and national magazines like “Murze”, “Suffolk Magazine”, ‘“About Fram”. Curated art world news and exclusives ”ARTFIXdaily” wrote an article about her. Kristina won artist of the month title in “Dark Yellow Dot”, London, twice, became finalist in “Spaghetti House Gallery” London exhibition SELF and later this year she is flying to France “Carousel du Louvre” to exhibit next to famous paintings like Mona Lisa.
Kristina is a huge believer that special moment’s must be shared so they can grow, therefore her volunteering role as art curator for Dennington Arts is encouraging beginner and established artists to believe in themselves and to show their art to the world by participating in their annual exhibitions.
Kristina lives in Saxmundham, with her husband, 2 year old son and two four-legged friends. When she is not doing workshops or in her studio, she can be found outdoors showing her son the magic of nature.