Larysa Golik: free artist and illustrator

Larysa Golik

I am very happy to welcome you to my site. Please take your time and enjoy my works, try to interpret the deeper sense of colors, shapes and symbols.

I will never stop to draw and paint, because daily I discover new miracles in our world without borders. It is my passion, my profession, my life.

And when I get acknowledgement, because somebody likes my works and buys one of them, it is another joy for me.

Calendar 2023

Sonja's Adventures Calendar 2024 Dear friends, dear readers!

Thanks to all of you who have bought and read my book "Sonja's Adventures"! If you are looking for a great Christmas or New Year's gift, check out my children calendar. The pictures show the little spider Sonja and her ladybug friend Kai. Together with you and your kids they will explore the seasons.

This year you can order it on It is available in two sizes:

Please find ordering details here.

There you will also find prints of my other works: You can order prints on canvas, cups or postcards, a beautiful present for every taste!

P.S. as a small bonus, you can browse the pictures from the calendar in high quality or download them as PDF coloring pages.

My first own children's book
December the 20th, 2005

A short while ago my first children's book "Sonjas Abenteuer"
(en: "Sonja's Adventures")
(40 pages, ISBN 3-936577-89-7) appeared in print. It was published by Kempen publishing company. It is now available.

Sonjas Abenteuer Sonja the spider baby lives in a spider web in an old oak with her parents. Her favourite hobby is to paint, but all the littered up paper sheets and colour spots make Sonja's mom angry. Therefore Sonja decides to explore the world and escape her mother's reproaches that way, although she never left her home before.

On her journey the little spider meets various forest and meadow dwellers and they undertake many fascinating adventures together. Finally Sonja returns to her parents, who already were worried about their girl. She grabs at her paint brush to get all her adventures down on paper.

You can take a look at some book pages here:
"Illustrations" > "Sonja's Adventures".
The book can now be ordered on the publisher's website.

Young children of the age of three years and older will enjoy this book as well as the older ones, who are already learning to read. In addition to my picture-book there is a workbook full of interesting tasks created by Anja Geisemeyer and illustrated by me, aimed at children in the 1st and 2nd school year.

Accolade for "Night"
August 2023

Night I'm thrilled to share that my painting "Night" has won third place in a Fine Art America contest. Thank you for your votes and support - they inspire me to create more art. You can enjoy "Night" both here on my website and Fine Art America. Your appreciation means the world to me!

Poetry in Times of War
January 2023

Poetry The awful images of the war in Ukraine have touched not only me, but also people from all over the world. The author and poet Germain Droogenbroodt wrote five poems that have been translated in multiple languages. He has organized a charity event in the town of Altea (Spain), and invited classical musicians and poets to perform in front of an audience of about 550 guests. Germain Droogenbroodt chose my painting "Poetry" to illustrate one of his pieces.

Class mascot Sonja

Dear friends,

Class mascot Sonja I want to reach out and say thanks to all of you who read my books. This year is going to be important, after the challenging times we all have been through.

Yet the life goes on and children continue to learn new things and read interesting books every day. I am glad that the kids enjoy my book "Sonja's Adventures".

Recently I have received a letter from the class 1a of the preschool in Buisdorf, that has chosen Sonja to be their class mascot! They shared a photo of the colored pictures. I am deeply grateful for that and hope that other kids will share their pictures with me, too!

New free coloring book: Sonja and Friends!
August 8, 2020

Dear Friends,

Free coloring book "Sonja and Friends" A new school year is about to start. Your kids will soon meet their friends and teachers to learn and discover wonders of the nature. For those of you, who already fell in love with the little spider Sonja, I came up with new stories and adventures. The book is written in German in large font to support development of reading skills. You can download the free coloring book here in PDF format (21 MB).

Threat and Inspiration
April 1, 2020

The current situation around the COVID-19 pandemic reminded me of a few acryl works I painted several years ago.

Planet of the viruses Time left
Planet of the Viruses Time Left
Mystery of the invisible world Beginning of the End
Mystery of the Invisible World Beginning of the End

You can find the details along with many other paintings in my gallery.

The gallery at
October 1, 2017

A selection of my works is now available in the gallery of, a famous artist community:
There you can purchase a reproduction of your favorite painting, e.g. as a framed print or just a postcard.

A painting found its proprietor
November the 12th, 2005

After visiting "Kunstmesse Köln", the art fair in Cologne, in April 2000 I was very impressed by a special painting and I decided to create a replication of it. I am talking about "Pferde und Fohlen im Stall" (en: "Horses and foals in the stable") which was painted in 1859 by the famous painter Emil Volkers. My copy of his work was shown several times on various exhibitions and it always aroused visitor's interest. Few days ago I got a call, the interested woman gave me a brief outline of the situation and surprised me - she is great-granddaughter of Emil Volkers and she wanted to purchase my painting. Now she owns this great work of art and I am pleased that she likes it. It is one of those rare cases, when a painting (even if it's just a replication) comes back into the author's family.

Scary story with Gerd Steblinsky
January the 7th, 2005

A new novel written by a known author of many books for young people Georg M. Gerisch appeared in stores. It was a pleasure for me to draw two illustrations for "Strange events in a ruinous house". You can see them, like many other of my works in the range of illustrating books in the special section of my website.