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Khrystyna Kozyuk

Khrystyna Kozyuk was born in the small town of Chortkiv in Ukraine, close to the mountains where her family spent many happy summers. Her early memories flooded with the beauty of nature, surrounded by rivers, lakes, mountains, caves, old towns, castles, and the rich historical and cultural past of her native country. When she was small, her mother observed that she always loved to stare at the colorful threads at the local market and had a passion for bright colors, especially lime-green, which was a magnet for her. Khrystyna’s grandfather taught her how to draw horses, and she would sit on his lap while he would draw. He had been so gifted as a child, that he had drawn portraits and exchanged them for home goods in his village at age 10. This talent clearly carried through the generations.