Feel The Line


We were so happy and honored to learn this week that two of Tatyana's artworks "Lady By The Sea" and "Love Tango" have been selected to participate in the finals of the prestigious International Art Competition (I.A.C.) aka International Artist Grand Prize Competition taking place in Taiwan, and will be shown at the legendary ART Revolution Taipei 2017 mega art show event on April 13-17 (World Trade Center).  More info to come soon.  

I'm proud to be among such a distinguished group of artists. Please see all finalists here: http://www.arts.org.tw/2017/eng/result.html

Thank you from all my heart to The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, Director General Mr. John Cheng and to dear Ocean-Yen Yen and wish luck to all participants of the contest! Happy New Year and see you in Taipei! 

Our Prints will Last for 400+ years! Thanks to UltraChrome HD Ink...

New Epson UltraChrome HD Pigment Ink Technology Delivers the Highest Print Permanence Ratings Ever Achieved for Epson UltraChrome Inks

All-New Photographic Pigment Ink Technology Featured in Epson SureColor Large-Format Photo Printers Preserves the Legacy of the Print

Epson America, Inc. today achieved a milestone in photographic ink technology and print longevity with preliminary print permanence ratings for its all-new Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment ink technology, according to comprehensive tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR), the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. While accelerated display permanence tests are still underway, the data accumulated to date indicates that UltraChrome HD pigment inks can provide up to twice the WIR Display Permanence Ratings of previous generations of Epson UltraChrome inks with most Epson photo and fine art papers.


In addition, preliminary data from ongoing tests indicate that, depending on the specific paper, WIR Display Permanence Ratings for black and white prints made with UltraChrome HD inks using Epson’s “Advanced Black and White Print Mode” will likely exceed 400 years.


WIR’s multi-factor print permanence test procedures, which go far beyond just the effects of accelerated light exposure, evaluate all of the display and storage factors that can affect the life of a print over time. Prints made on Epson fine art photo papers and canvas with the new UltraChrome HD pigment inks are also expected to have WIR Album and Dark Storage Permanence Ratings well in excess of 200 years; the prints exhibit high resistance to atmospheric ozone; have very good water-resistance properties; and, the pigment images are extremely resistant to damage caused by storage or display in high-humidity environments.


“Epson continues to develop photographic printing and ink technologies that inspire photographers to print their art,” said Mark Radogna, group manager, Epson Professional Imaging. “Utilizing eight newly developed high-stability pigment inks – cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, light black, and light light black – the latest Epson UltraChrome HD inkset offers professionals an amazing tool to produce stunning prints that will preserve their photographic legacy far into the future.”


The following papers are currently in testing at Wilhelm Imaging Research; additional papers and canvas materials will be added in the near future:

  • Epson Cotton Rag Matte Paper
  • Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
  • Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
  • Epson Hot Press Bright Fine Art Paper
  • Epson Hot Press Natural Fine Art Paper
  • Epson Cold Press Bright Fine Art Paper
  • Epson Cold Press Natural Fine Art Paper
  • Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured


Epson UltraChrome HD ink is featured in Epson’s new professional suite of large-format photographic ink jet printers – the Epson SureColor® P600 13-inch photo printer and Epson SureColor P800 17-inch photo printer – and will continue in future product releases.


“With the increased Dmax, wider color gamut, and reduced metamerism provided by the new Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks – which taken together serve to significantly enhance the visual brilliance of both color and black and white images – the increased overall permanence of the prints represents a significant contribution to photography,” said Henry Wilhelm, founder and director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research. “We look forward to posting print permanence test results for the new inks on a variety of media as the data become available. It is one of the realities of the print permanence testing field that the more stable the print, the longer the tests take to complete.”


One of A Kind Show Chicago Spring 2016

Dear friends, we are proud to invite to visit us at the first Spring One of A Kind Show & Sale in Chicago's The Mart ( aka Merchandize Mart) April 29 - May 1, 2016. If you would like to receive a complimentary admission ticket for 2 ($20 value), please RSVP via Contact form. Hope to see you there!


Written by Max Markovtsev — April 03, 2016

The Finalist of The 2016 International Artist Grand Prize Competition in Taipei, Taiwan

Tatyana's work "Jazz Band" was selected as one of only two U.S. finalists in the prestigious 2016 International Artist Grand Prize Competition in Taipei, Taiwan and will be shown at A.R.T. Revolution Taipei April 21-25, 2016. The results of the Grand Prize Competition will be announced on April 25th. Please see more information here: http://www.arts.org.tw/2016/eng/result.html

New Publishing Deal: Tatyana Markovtsev gets to illustrate 10 books by a famous Russian novelist Natalia Solntseva!

Tatyana is illustrating books for one of the largest Russian publishing houses ACT / Astel, and for one of her favorite authors, N. Solntseva. TM is drawing 15 illustrations per book (main and one for each chapter) - see an example below. Right now she is working on the 4th book, while the first one is getting printed in December.They should be available on Amazon.


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Illustration Example:


Written by Tatiana Markovtsev — November 05, 2013

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