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Svetlana Orinko is a master of Watercolour, a medium she chosen because of its transparency and luminosity. Her 10 years of academic art training include the...
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Svetlana Orinko is a master of Watercolour, a medium she chosen because of its transparency and luminosity. Her 10 years of academic art training include the "Old Masters Techniques" begun at the age of 12 in Russia's Ukraine. She completed Art and Design Degree before arriving in NZ in 1992.
Her works covers a diverse range of subjects reflect a mastery of form and intricate involvement with light. Her astonishing realism comes from skilful washes of colour, edges and her knowledge of the properties of the water and pigment. Each painting holds a mystery that is also a personal story about the artist, the issues she is struggling with and how she feels about her place in the world.
Today, Svetlana is settled in Christchurch. Her dedication to art is validated by a lifetime struggle and hard work. Her restless mind is constantly exploring new frontiers, always attempting to touch the unknowable with her art.
She has won several Art Awards and received a lot of publicity. Her work is becoming popular with art lovers' worldwide. Her evolving talent will see her become one of the most sough-after watercolour artist 's of her time.