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Olga Oreshnikov

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Olga was born in St Petersburg, a member of one of the most prominent families of artists. Her artistic talents emerged very early in her childhood and were nurtured by her family. her early work was exhibited in the Composer’s House and in the Academy of Science when she was 10 and 12 years old.

 

She became a student at the Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with an MA degree in Fine Arts in 1987. Her work was seen in several exhibitions in St Petersburg in the following three years, and she started work as an illustrator of children’s books. This experience allowed her to draw upon her love of fables, legends, religious stories and folklore.

 

In 1990, Olga immigrated to Israel. She works in oil, tempera, watercolour, and gouache in a unique style. Her  paintings are humorous, symbolic and yet serious in content, meticulously executed and with a fresh and dreamlike quality. Her assured drawing, elaborate  composition and rich use of colour are in the tradition of European painting. Her images and landscapes seem to be from a different timeless world, telling stories that are tender, dreamy, overpowering and seductive. Her princesses are like close companions who have been with her since childhood. They resemble her real-life girlfriends, sometimes bizarre, sometimes sarcastic, at other times funny, but always with a natural authority allowing them to inhabit and conquer the magical world of legends and folk tales.

olgaorershnikov_abacusoflove

ABACUS OF LOVE 16166

Oil 40cm x 45cm 2,200

olgaoreshnikov_ladybirdsforlove

LADYBIRDS FOR LOVE 16172

Oil 45cm x 40cm 2,100

olgaoreshnikov_seamelody

SEA MELODY 16160

Oil 50cm x 45cm 2,350

olgaorershnikov_puppetrydelight

PUPPETRY DELIGHT 16167

Oil 95cm x 122cm 4,800

olgaoreshnikov_theprizerooster

THE PRIZE ROOSTER 15645

Oil 19.5cm x 24cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_gooseygander

GOOSEY GANDER 15642

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_butterflyblue

BUTTERFLY BLUE 15651

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_clownscontentment

CLOWN’S CONTENTMENT 15654

Oil 44cm x 39cm 1,800

olgaorershnikov_puppetrydelight

PUPPETRY DELIGHT 16167

Oil 95cm x 122cm 4,800

olgaoreshnikov_herladyshipspets

HERE LADYSHIP’S PETS 16165

Oil 40cm x 45cm 2,100

olgaoreshnikov_gardenjewels

GARDEN JEWELS 16162

Oil 39cm x 39cm 1,950

olgaoreshnikov_naturalsplendour

NATURAL SPLENDOUR 16164

Oil 45cm x 40cm 2,100

olgaorehnikov_autumn

AUTUMN

Oil 18cm x 20cm 795

olgaoreshnikov_thefavoriteleaf

THE FAVOURITE LEAF 15643

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_playtime

PLAYTIME 15649

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_winningattention

WINNING ATTENTION 15655

Oil 39cm x 39cm 1,750

olgaoreshnikov_contemplation

CONTEMPLATION

Oil 40cm x 40cm 2,100

olgaoreshnikov_illusivelady

ILLUSIVE LADY

Oil diametre 25cm 750

olgaoreshnikov_loveamongthelemons

LOVE AMONG THE LEMONS 16161

Oil 40cm x 45cm 2,200

olgaoreshnikov_musicforthesoul

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL 16168

Oil 120cm x 118cm 5000

olgaoreshnikov_latestnews

LATEST NEWS 15644

Oil 19cm x 24cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_swancountry

SWAN COUNTRY 15641

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_berryappeal

BERRY APPEAL 15650

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595