Svetlana Nelson

"I have opted to focus on the personal, the quietly perceptive and philosophical. My works, portrayed in lavish colors that reveal a unique eye for contrast and texture."

Ocean After Storm - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.

"I am a 63-year old US citizen who emigrated to North America in 2000. I support five non-profit organizations. While having a conversation in 2017, someone asked me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I answered that I wanted to make art and become an artist even though I had never drawn or painted before. For the next seven months, I dedicated myself to taking courses and studying art at the Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL. When I felt I was ready, I began painting seriously and have completed over 150 paintings to date (October 2019). I paint every day and continually produce new work. I began painting representational works like landscapes and still-lifes, but have since discovered that my true love is abstracts.

For me, being able to paint in such bright colors helps to make the earth a better more beautiful place. My paintings originate entirely from my soul and mind. I have many many ideas for future work and hope to continue bringing happiness and beauty to others through my art for the rest of my life."

Light After Dark (part 9) - Oil 11 x 14 x 1.5 in.
Crispy White - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Light After Dark (part 8) - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Wonderland - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.

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


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