If you grow up in Russia – even if you have not touched a paint brush since kindergarten – the Russian impressionist style of painting is in your blood. Olga probably always wanted to be an artist, because in her early childhood memories there is a joy of creating masterpieces on the wallpaper, and a total surprise with the adults’ reaction – they did not like them.
Olga did not choose art. She had a demanding but fun career in a very serious field (law). Art chose her. After finding herself in beautiful Utah, rich with history, with pure nature’s scenes ranging from red desert to snowy mountains, with abundance of art supplies and art instruction – there was no turning back for Olga.
Plein Air – painting outside, from nature, in changing light and weather conditions, with bugs and talkative passersby— that was love from the first brush stroke for Olga. There is no better joy when a painting created in those conditions finds a good home – personal emotions and a sense of what is beautiful can be shared.
Still Life – there is more to it than “Nature-Mort”. It gives an artist a chance to explore her own esthetics by selecting a subject, light, and a palette. Still life paintings can carry deep symbolism or they can be be just a pretty little something.
Animals – Olga loves animals. She has a dog, and she says that nothing brings her more peace of mind and calm than when she is painting her dog, or any dog, or a cat, or a horse, or a sheep, or a deer…. We do not mean giving animals a new fur color, but painting animals’ portraits.
Olga says that Art, as well as Life, is a Journey. Hope we all can join her on that journey.
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