Oksana Ball / WoolPictures
Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Oksana Ball is a self-taught artist who creates wool paintings, a common art form in her native Russia. She immigrated to the United States with the intention of pursuing a technical career but changed plans when she realized almost no one was familiar with the art of wool painting. She decided to study it seriously and turn her favorite hobby into a career. In 2016, she opened her studio in Hoboken, NJ where she exhibits and sells her paintings and gives classes in the wool painting technique.
Her own vibrant paintings reflect her love for the natural world. She has a children’s series with images suitable for nursery rooms and older children’s bedrooms. From her studio, she teaches in-person and online classes. No prior artistic experience is needed as wool painting is a particularly accessible art form for beginners. See Oksana’s work for yourself at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals!