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Olga Oreshnikov

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AN ACE IN THE HAND 15365

Oil 40cm x 40cm 1,695

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THE PRIZE ROOSTER 15645

Oil 19.5cm x 24cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_clownscontentment

CLOWN’S CONTENTMENT 15654

Oil 44cm x 39cm 1,800

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WINNING ATTENTION 15655

Oil 39cm x 39cm 1,750

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BERRY APPEAL 15650

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

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GOOSEY GANDER 15642

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

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BUTTERFLY BLUE 15651

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

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SWAN COUNTRY 15641

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_thefavoriteleaf

THE FAVOURITE LEAF 15643

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

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PLAYTIME 15649

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

olgaoreshnikov_undercoverofberries

UNDER COVER OF BERRIES 15640

Oil 20cm x 20cm 595

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LATEST NEWS 15644

Oil 19cm x 24cm 595

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TRYST 15397

Oil 36cm x 60cm 2,100

olgaoreshnikov_thefan

THE FAN 15526

Oil 17cm x 24cm 820

olgaoreshnikov_theprophetsegg

THE PROPHET’S EGG 15396

Oil 35cm x 56cm 2,100

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VISIONARY 15367

Oil 40cm x 40cm 1,695

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LEMON GROVE 15523

Oil 18cm x 20cm 925

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MADRIGALS 15398

Oil 74cm x 58cm 2,800

olgaorehnikov_autumn

AUTUMN

Oil 18cm x 20cm 795

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. hThis experience allowed her to draw upon her love of fables, legends, religious stories and folklre.

 

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.