About me


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 in late 90s.  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 was recently commissioned by Texas Governor's Mansion to create an image of the Mansion in my impressionistic painting style.  The image will be used to promote Mansion's history and for fundraising.  It was also used on the cover of the reception invitation for FORMULA ONE weekend that was organized by Governor Rick Perry and Curcuit of Americas and held at Texas Governor's Mansion.  Here is the image of the painting.


I am also excited that my painting 'Blossoming Trees' will be used in the set design in "WAR and PEACE" in theatrical production by Graham Vick at the famous Russian State MARIINSKY Theater in Saint Petersburg.  Set designer by Paul Brown.

Here is the image of the 'Blossoming Trees' painting  (Original sold to a collector in Kansas). 

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