My name is Alla, and welcome to my site. Since you are here, I imagine you must have an appreciation for pastels.

Since childhood, I enjoyed sketching and doodling in the margins of my notebooks, always surprised and sometimes delighted by this act of creation. I continued this habit through high school and college as well as my adult years.

I am looking forward to the opportunity of meeting you and to sharing my love of pastel with you all


I like painting landscapes and portraits of both people and animals. I do it, mostly, for my enjoyment, but recently have expanded to doing work on commission. If you are interested, but live in another state, I can ship my work to you regardless of where you live. Please, enjoy the journey through the site. Email me any questions you may have, make suggestions or share any thoughts that come to mind.


Alla was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was clear every step of the way in her process and did an amazing job! I couldn’t be happier with how our Portrait came out and I plan on being a repeat client. I highly recommend!


Not only is Alla an extraordinary artist, she is also a warm hearted and kind person. A dream to work with, Alla takes care to understand your complete vision. She produces work that is elaborate and intricate, enhancing the beauty of your inspiration. We are ecstatic to have worked with her and we are pleased to say we have two Alla original pieces!

Sherryanne & Stephane

Feel so fortunate to have an original portrait of my first granddaughter done by Alla Potashnikova. Over the past two years, I have commissioned several portraits from Alla of my children’s pets and as wedding gifts for friends. They make perfect gifts of remembrance which are so special and greatly appreciated.

Brady Chrismer