About the author
Svetlana Ovinova (b.1970) is a professional artist who has won European recognition.
She was born into a family of German exiles in Kazakhstan. Svetlana understood her vocation as an artist in her childhood. At the age of 3, she was already drawing illustrations of fairy tales she had read and the fantasies that came from them. Her creative passion grew and grew. Svetlana has consistently followed her creative path.
In 1987, Svetlana graduated with honours from art school. In 1991 she graduated with distinction from the Samara Art College. In 2000, she graduated from the St. Petersburg Classical Academy of Arts with the highest distinction.
Since 1996 he has been exhibiting his works not only in Russia but also in Europe. Ovinova's works are in private art collections in Lithuania, the Netherlands, the USA, Sweden, England, Russia, Belarus, Norway, Germany, Turkey.
Most of Svetlana's work consists of cycles of paintings, executed in different techniques: oil, tempera, watercolour. Each cycle, whether portraits of women, landscapes of nature or cityscapes, is unique in its philosophy and aestheticism. In watercolour, the artist uses special techniques, rarely used in recent times, and special 50-year-old paper, which gives her retro portraits a unique authenticity. The most common technique used in oil painting is "out of focus".
Svetlana has had 29 solo exhibitions, 21 of them in Lithuania. Svetlana Ovinova's works have also been included in many joint international exhibitions.
She is a member of LATGA Association.