My name is Svetlana Novikova. I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. I was classically trained in Art in Russia, and I also recieved an Art education in the US. Art has always been an important part of my life since I was a small child.
Throughout my life, I've always been drawn to vibrant colors, textures, and dynamic compositions. I love expressing what I feel in my paintings. My goal is to have an emotional impact on my viewer through my artwork, whether it's an equine painting, an animal artwork, a cityscape, or a figurative image.
I began developing my style of painting about 18 years ago. I was influenced by some Russian and European impressionists, love for color, and my life experiences.
My favorite mediums are watercolor, oil, and acrylics. I love using palette knives...
I am available for commissioned paintings and portraits, private and group art instructions, workshops, illustrations, murals, and more.
I recently had an honor to be commissioned by Texas Governor's Mansion to create a painted image that is used for promoting Texas Governor's Mansion history and fundrasing. The image was also used on the receiption invitaion for for Formula One weekend that was organized by Governor's Rick Perry and Curcuit of Americas and held at Texas Governor's Mansion. Here is the image of the painting.
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I also offer some of my images as Giclee prints, hand embelished prints. gift items (calendars, mugs, apparel, etc)
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WONDER and WORRIES Ball - http://www.wondersandworries.org/
Chosen CHILD ADOPTION Services - http://www.chosenchildtx.org/
CENTER for CHILD PROTECTION - http://www.centerforchildprotection.org/events/playbingo-ladies-luncheon
DANCING with STARS - http://www.centerforchildprotection.org/events/2011-dancing-with-the-stars-austin
AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL - http://www.ashbash.org/
ANIMAL resque - http://apeaction.org/Home.html