Experimenting with different mediums and creative tools helps me express my love of color and passion for paint. Please visit their page for more information. It was inspired by a picture of a funny Boston Terrier I found. Please click on links below each image to see prints selections. Beside doing paintings, commissions, and teaching, I've also been staying busy doing Dog and Cat Pet caricatures at different events in Austin and participating in different animal related events. It was a lot of fun.
Lately, I've been drawn to paint wild life art and birds of prey. Svetlana has worked at many local corporate, public and private parties for over 8 years. Her art was the highlight of the party and we ended up hanging it above the cake table as a focal point. I use my favorite Russian watercolor set from Saint Petersburg and Silver brushes. I draw my inspiration from beauty of God's creation in its different forms and expressions - people, animals, nature, light, things made by men, and more.
I would also add that Svetlana is extremely patient with children. I've began developing my painting style 20 years ago. She also works with several local Event Planning agencies in Austin Area. She answered all of my questions and was very professional. We ended up with 90% of the attendees carrying out caricatures at the end of the night! Many interesting things have been happening on the artistic side of my life. It was done with acrylics on canvas. I will post photos soon.
Austin Impressionistic Skyline at Night painting 1 Wildlife. The event was only two hours and the guest list was extensive, so she worked with me to find a good timing to get as many people through her line as possible. Whether it's Traditional or Live digital Event caricature drawings, or face painting, Svetlana will make your event memorable for your guests. I also participated at 2013 in Austin, it was a wonderful successful event with many great people who love animals. It's been a while since I posted. And I was glad to donate some of my animal artwork and services to , , and events to benefit Animal rescues. We gave her ideas to choose from and she exceeded our wildest expectations.
Here are some photos of me doing dog caricatures there. These caricatures are great gifts for any pet lover. My work has been commissioned by Texas Governor's Mansion, licensed to Mariinsky State Theater in Saint Petersburg for 'War and Peace' production, published in several magazines and publications including Artist Magazine, Austin Woman, Discover Fort Collins, Just Frenchies, Sphynx Magazine, Saddle and Stirrups, Contemporary Flower paintings book and more, and it's also on display in private and public collections worldwide. I've been always attracted to vibrant colors, textures, and unconventional imagery. I met a lot of awesome people from local animal rescue organizations there.
I am using vibrant contemporary color pairings and loose impressionistic brushwork style. I've been working on a series of new watercolor paintings of animals - cats, dogs, horses, wildlife and more. I am planning to do more Austin Cityscapes and local landscapes, so please check back often. My experience with Svetlana was seamless. I was drawn to the freshness of blossoms and play of light and color in a reference image, and I wanted to portray the feeling of spring and joy in my painting.
Thanks to Svetlana for making our son's and daughter-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner even more special! She is the best - and you will be happy and laughing and amazed! I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need! Pet caricatures at the events are usually done live and from photos. Some of them are done with water colors on paper, others with acrylics on canvas or combined media. Opening reception is this Friday, September 30th - 7-10pm. Several original paintings are currently available for sale, and they also come as Giclee prints on gallery wrapped canvas, metal, acrylic, poster, and greeting cards. After looking at her website and Facebook page, I would also recommend her artwork for purchase -- she's an exceptional artist and a wonderful individual.
Here are a couple of photos from that event. I was born and raised in Russia, and now live in Austin Texas with my family. Several local artists donated their artwork I have a dog painting there as well for the auction. I am including several current and older wild life paintings in this post. Recently I was invited to do pet caricatures at in Gateway and Bee Cave stores. I've lived here for over 8 years with my family, and this place became like a second home.