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Koutsenko to demonstrate at FAA meeting

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Art Association welcomes Igor Koutsenko who will demonstrate his exquisite use of color and form in the use of oil for painting lovely florals, landscapes, or portraits, on March 18.

Koutsenko immigrated to the United States in 1992, settling in Oklahoma City where he taught fine art at the University of Central Oklahoma. In 1995, he was granted permanent United States residency. In 1998, Koutsenko visited Southern California and was attracted by its beautiful scenery and climate that reminded him of his boyhood surroundings in Crimea.

Since moving to Southern California, he continues to produce original work at his private studio in Menifee. Koutsenko also teaches drawing and painting classes at the Fallbrook School of The Arts. Throughout his career, he was featured in numerous articles, newspapers, and magazines as well as on His work is in the collection of the Riverside Art Museum as well as numerous distinguished private collections throughout the United States.

The FAA general meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with Koutsenko offering an artist's critique of members' paintings and an afternoon workshop starting at 1 p.m. the same day. Participants can use oil or acrylic. The public is welcome. Registration for the workshop is requested, but sign-ups are also accepted that day. The cost to members is $40, $50 for non-members.

Call Carol Reardon to register for the workshop and receive a materials list, 760-221-5577. The FAA workshops are well attended and provide a comfortable setting for exploring and learning new art skills. General meetings are held at the Fallbrook Women's Club, 238 W. Mission Road, the third Saturday of each month.

Fallbrook Art Association's Gallery is located at 300 N. Brandon Road. FAA has a new art show every month at The Gallery which are open to all members and guest artists. Entry forms and info can be found at

Submitted by Fallbrook Art Association.


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