Anastasia Dukhanina, a talented graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts has been touring U.S. Plein Air competitions.* Dukhanina began her artistic training in 1990, just before the collapse of the USSR. Throughout the 1990’s the Soviet art education system remained largely unchanged. The impact of this training is clear in her contemporary work. You can read more about Dukhanina and view images of her work at her website.