A Russian-born artist living in France, Oxana Zaika is noted for her ingenious illustrations of cats and other animals. Her folk style and use of fantastic detail reveal an artistic imagination comparable to the great Russian/French modernist painter Marc Chagall. Bold designs and bright colors make her work perfect for coloring book enthusiasts. She practices several different painting techniques and uses oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts in Moscow, her paintings hang in numerous galleries around the world.