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Absolutely stunning original watercolour by Svetlana (Garthwaite) Orinko. This superb piece of art is glassed and framed. Painted in St Petersburg in the Summer Garden when she picked up her parents to move to NZ - depicts Goddesses.
Fully signed and dated. Her pieces today fetch up to $10000.00 for unframed works.

Svetlana reverted back to her maiden name, Orinko - married name Garthwaite.

Svetlana Orinko is a master of Watercolour, a medium she chose because of its transparency and luminosity. Her 10 years of academic art training include the "Old Masters Techniques" began at the age of 12 in Russia's Ukraine. She completed Art and Design Degree before arriving in NZ in 1992.
Her works cover a diverse range of subjects reflect a mastery of form and intricate involvement with light. Her astonishing realism comes from skillful washes of colour, edges and her knowledge of the properties of the water and pigment.
Each painting holds a mystery that is also a personal story about the artist, the issues she is struggling with and how she feels about her place in the world.
Today, Svetlana is settled in Christchurch. Her dedication to art is validated by a lifetime struggle and hard work. She won several Art Awards and received a lot of publicity. Her work is becoming popular with art lovers' worldwide.
Her evolving talent will see her become one of the most sought after watercolour artist of her time.

North Otago Art Society Merit Award 2009
ILT Second Art Award Southland Art Society 2009
Best Watercolour Painting Artarama 2008 award
MCAC Inc Premier Art Award 2008
Soeur Design Miniture Art Award Asburton 2005
Feature Article "NZ House and Garden" June 1999
Feature Article "NZ Gardener" December 1998
NZ Gardener Art Award 1995
Malvern Art Award 1995
Peoples Choice Malvern Art Award 1994

Whole framed piece measures 43 x 37cm.
Pick up preferred but will send via courier.
We are in South Howick.
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  • Seller location: Manukau City, Auckland, NZ

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