Born in 1971 at Brest (Belarussia), Galka has been raised in a country where girls and boys had similar dreams. They were looking forward to the stars and were equals in what they could achieve. Becoming a pilot or a general was open to all regardless of sex. In this society that put the sky as a limit Galka was already drawing and painting anywhere and with everything, using nails to draw on furniture or lipsticks to paint the ceiling.
Sometimes not as wild, she was illustrating for her school newspaper. Then, approved and pushed by her parents, she entered a junior art school for four years. Later, while attending university at Brest, Galka experienced with nature studies but she couldn’t limit herself to theory. In the meantime, she had traveled a lot adding a concrete experience to her vision of the world. She visited various Mountain sites in western Ukraine, Caucasus and Asia Minor. She also went to meet the nomadic populations such as in Kirgizstan.
It’s after that time that she went fully back to art when she came to France, inspired this time by a present from her husband and sculptor, Marc Renaud. It was a simple painting set that allowed her to capture the sun and colors of the South of France. But Galka’s painting are going further being fueled by the travel she had made, by the people she had met, by the beauty of the places she had seen. Galka reinvented her art and continues to evolve bursting in a rich universe full of colors. She mixes, animals, landscapes and women to invite you to fantastic journeys. All of this can be seen in the art studio that she opened in 2006, in the typical village of Callian.