Hi, I am Raisa, but please call me Raya. I am a Sydney-based, Russian-born watercolour illustrator,
my background lays in fine arts and visual design.
My picture book illustrations, depictions of local natural scenery, bespoke wedding invitattions and portraits all have a delicate and modern style, but with a characteristic touch of nostalgia.
I am the one who makes the art.
Also, I am a part of a wedding photography duo Across the Forest.
The best way to reach me is via email. If you want to meet and see my art in person I attend a handful makers markets in Sydney. I will make an announsment when and where here on my website.
With the theme for our wedding being “understated elegance”, Raya’s Boho style of stationery was perfect – wild roses that oozed warmth.
The theme flowed through our entire wedding with Raya providing everything from invitations and RSVP cards, through to menus, the seating plan and Welcome sign. Raya was incredibly patient throughout the entire process, nothing was too much trouble.
If you’re after wedding stationery that is uniquely yours, look no further.
It was such an absolute joy meeting you at the market.
I adore the art you create and I just think you are so inspiring. I can’t to see my friend face light up at Christmas when she opens the gorgeous journal you made.
Thank you so much for being such a creative working artist.
My sisters exact words after she got her voice back were “This is the most special thing anyone has ever done for me.”
When we were leaving, I wanted to take a photo of them on their front step of the old house and I noticed the portrait was being proudly held up as part of the family.
Thanks again for helping me give such a lovely, personalised gift. You really do have a special talent.