Anastasia Serra was raised in the picturesque city Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is a professional artist who has a range of work which has covered such diverse subjects as professional golf, portraiture and landscape.
She began drawing at the age of two, made her artistic debut at four years old when she became the winner of the international competition of the Arts in German and then continued drawing, on and off, through middle and high school.
Learning from the eminent masters she is a graduate of the renowned and prestigious St. Petersburg State University of Art and International School of Design, then attended the London School of Art.
Much of her early career was spent in St. Petersburg where she made famous locally.
She currently lives and works in Andorra and Costa Brava, Spain. She painted landscapes and portraits and thus beginning her golf artist career.
Why the choice fell on golf?
The answer to this question is quite simple. The destiny of Anastasia was to meet her actual husband 5 years ago, a French golf player and journalist who opened to her the wonderful world of golf.
Anastasia's approach to capturing a great golf holes and players is by spending a week or more at each and then figures out what is important or memorable and makes sure this is included in the painting.
Through her depth of feeling and knowledge of the game of golf, she succeeds in capturing the imagination, diversity and beauty of the historic courses and the players that she paints. Her individual style and attention to detail have earned her numerous awards, and her original paintings highly collectible.
"I really enjoy painting golf scenes. It is some of the most beautiful and varied landscape in the world combined with a deep, historical sense of tradition that transcends time. The painting is a success when both elements emerge."