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Artist:
Svetlana Tikhonova
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
100 x 100cm
Year of creation:
2017

£ 2,151.00

About artist

Svetlana Tikhonova

A self-taught artist, since she combines the real world and bright colours from the childhood. After her studies, she spent most of her time travelling around: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Spain, Italy. She met a lot of people, learned their stories, local myths and legends. It was so inspiring that she began to write prose and poetry. But, it was not enough: images, shapes and memories urged her to return to painting, and so she did.

“I like history, myths and legends - all of it inspires me to paint. But, what I like the most are emotions - our regular daily life is a diverse mix of feelings. Love, joy, desire, sadness and many others - all of them I try to capture and express through colours in a balanced harmonious form. I use a palette knife and try to express emotions in fast large strokes so I do not lose the feelings and visions. 

I never plan ahead the colour variations and shades, I use very thick layers of paint. For me these paintings are a live spontaneous process and clean improvisation. I am still trying new styles, forms and subjects. I am trying to mix different styles which are commonly considered "incompatible" so I rarely work on only one painting at a time. I hardly have a day without painting anything.

I hope you will be able to see something in my art that can attract and inspire you as it does me.”    - Svetlana Tikhonova

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