Artist Bios

Teeku Patel

Teeku Patel is one of Kenya's home grown photographic talents. Teeku spent a great deal of his early years on safari, exploring and camping in the game parks and reserves of East Africa under the expert tutelage of his father, an Honorary Game Warden. This is where he learned a great deal about wildlife and the different cultures and customs of East Africa. 

When he was given a camera at the age of ten, Teeku was on the road to the career of his choice. He regularly contributes to wildlife and nature magazines, and his photographs can be found in libraries around the world. Many of his images have been commissioned by wildlife conservation trusts. 

Teeku, specializes in nature and landscape photography. Being a certified professional safari guide, he leads photographic safaris through Eastern, Southern Africa and Asia. He co-owns and operates Sokomoto Images based out of Nairobi, Kenya.


Tatiana Roulin

Tatiana Roulin is an award-winning, internationally renowned New England representational painter whose primary mediums include oil, acrylic and pastel. She is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of several art associations in New England such as North River Arts Society, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Mansfield Music And Art Society, and Attleboro Arts Museum.

Roulin’s approach combines the classic atelier training, largely based on techniques used by the Old Masters, with her own personal style expressed through the harmony of design, color and light. Her art is in many private, corporate and public collections worldwide. A few major collectors include: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center; Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office of Boston; The Department of Youth Services; Elder Service Plan of Harbor Health in Boston and Suportel Portuguese Supermarket Chain.

Roulin has won many prestigious art awards, has had several one-person exhibitions, and has participated in many juried group shows in the U.S. and abroad. Her paintings exhibited internationally in America, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, England, Brazil and Russia. They include: “London Art Week” in Canning House of London; “XXXIII Medusa Aurea Trophy” in Catholic University of Rome; “Art FAIM VI” at Pabellon de la Pipa of Madrid; a group show at
the Cultural Center of Vienna; and “Russian Art Week” in the Moscow House of Painters; among others.

In 2010 she was a special invited artist at the Brazilian Art Exhibition at A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery in New York, NY. The artist has been selected to appear as a Featured Artist by Windsor & Newton online gallery, UART and Utrecht. She has appeared on the “Arts in the Spotlight” cable TV show. She has also been featured in several magazines such as Local Rhode Island Magazine, East Bay RI Magazine, Visual Language Magazine, Art and Beyond Magazine, Still Point Arts Quarterly Magazine, ArtScope Magazine, and South Shore Living Magazine.

Her art has been published in art books including Best of Worldwide Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil book vol2 by Kennedy Publishing. She is listed in the “Who is Who in America” 69th and 70th editions as well as in “Who is Who in Visual Art” and “New Faces in Arts & Design” European art catalogs. Currently Roulin’s art is represented by the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery in Long Beach, California, True Grit Art Gallery in Middleboro, MA, The Art Works Gallery in Cedar City, Utah, and The Mint Gallery in Bristol, RI. She currently lives and maintains her Studio & Gallery in Sharon, Massachusetts.


Liliya Krys

Liliya Krys was born in the former USSR, Ukraine. She spent her early youth on the Kuril Islands, Russia, before moving to the USA in 1998.

She received an MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
The artist’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the Eastern United States, and she is a recipient of several awards and honors.

In addition, Ms. Krys’s work is in communal collections such as The Tomorrow Fund for children with cancer society, and private collections in the USA and around the globe, including Russia, Ukraine, and Japan.

Liliya Krys lives and works in North Providence, Rhode Island.