"I paint directly from life, trying to create an interesting set-up with different objects. It is important to capture color harmony and a sense of movement. I draw my inspiration from the timeless work of the old masters. I truly believe it is never too late to be passionate about learning."

Swans - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

Luba Stolper is a contemporary artist whose passion for art comes to life in oil paintings reminiscent of the Old Masters'. Born and raised in a small village in the Ukraine, Luba spent much of her childhood in nature, capturing her surroundings through drawing.

After moving to California, equipped with a keen eye for color and ascetics, Luba enrolled in The Fabric and Textile Design School in Berkeley, where many of her designs were featured in fashion magazines. As a self-taught artist seeking to enhance her ability, she studied for three years under the direction of artist Charles Becker. In 2015, Luba traveled to Florence to participate in an international workshop to deepen her knowledge of the intricacies of painting still life. With the desire to refine her skill, Luba has been training in the Academic Style at The Russian River Atelier under the guidance of masters Naomi Marino and Jay Blums who received their education at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

During the years 2014 to 2017, Lubaʼs collection of artwork could be seen at Art Encounter, a gallery in Las Vegas. She has been involved in art festivals in Sausalito and Calistoga, where her realistic portrayals received awards and rave reviews. Art expos in Miami and New York have hosted her paintings and she was featured in Artblend magazine. Luba has participated in workshops led by artist Qiang Huang from Texas and J. D. Hillberry from Colorado. Several patrons have commissioned her to create private paintings for their homes and she has many repeat buyers who appreciate her patience for observation and commitment to detail. Some of her paintings can be viewed in a private gallery and her collection is available online as well.

When she is not enjoying time with her family, Luba spends many hours in her home art studio, delving deep into her dedication to painting. She lives and works in Santa Rosa, California.

Coffee Pot - Oil on board 18 x 16 in.
Chalice and Lace - Oil on board 12 x 16 in.
Japanese Doll - Oil on board 16 x 14 in.
Vintage Lace - Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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