Svetlana Cameron

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Svetlana Cameron

ARC Associate Living Master TM

31 artworks

Russian 21st Century Realist

Born in Russia

http://www.svetlanacameron.com

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Clare Christian, President of Isle of Man Parliament

2016

Oil on canvas

75 x 70 cms | 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 ins

Tynwald, Parliament of the Isle of Man , , United Kingdom

HD

Emily

2011-2011

Charcoal and conte on paper

35.6 x 45.7 cms | 14 x 18 ins

Private collection, ,

2011-2012 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

In St John's Church. Portrait of Bishop R. Paterson

2013

Oil

76.2 x 101.6 cms | 30 x 40 ins

Private collection, ,

2013-2014 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Laa Tinvaal

2013

Oil on canvas

101.6 x 55.9 cms | 40 x 22 ins

Private collection, ,

2014-2015 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Katya

2014

Conte on paper

30.5 x 40.6 cms | 12 x 16 ins

Private collection, ,

2014-2015 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Manx Folk Dancer

2015

Conte and charcoal on paper

45 x 35 cms | 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

HD

Portrait of Richard Sowler

2016

Oil on linen

90 x 60 cms | 35 1/4 x 23 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Portraiture

Peter Farrant, Vicar General of the Isle of Man

2016

Conte on paper

50 x 40 cms | 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

Mayor Sara Hackman

2016

Charcoal and conte on paper

60 x 50 cms | 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

George

2016

Conte on paper

45 x 35 cms | 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Svetlana Cameron is a Russian-born British portrait artist dedicated to the revival of traditional fine art. Trained in the methods of Old Masters, Cameron specializes in portraiture in the style of classical realism. She is best known for her elaborate portraits of dignitaries in ceremonial wear and delicate lifelike portraits of children. Svetlana Cameron holds the title of a "Living Master" awarded by the Art Renewal Center (USA), is included in the Top 40 international Masters of Pastel by the French publisher "Pratique des Arts", and is an elected member of the UK national Society of Graphic Fine Art. Svetlana lives in East Sussex, UK where she works out of her studio near Hastings. A sought-after portrait painter, she travels internationally to exhibit and meet her sitters.

Svetlana Cameron's original "three-colour" drawing technique has won international acclaim and received awards in art competitions in Great Britain, USA and Russia. Inspired by the coloured chalk drawing of the Renaissance period, she uses the French drawing medium Conte-a-Paris in only three colours - black, red (sanguine), and white. Skillfully mixed and blended on neutral toned paper, the 3-colour palette produces a wide range of semi-translucent lifelike skin tones, particularly suited for portraying children.

Svetlana's oil painting method is based on the traditional Flemish technique. Work begins with a grisaille under-painting, followed by layers of opaque over-painting and rich transparent colour glazes. Rarely practised today due to its complexity and time consuming nature, this traditional multi-layered approach allows the artist to create luminous colours and fine details which are not possible to achieve by using modern direct painting methods.

Svetlana's works hang in many private and public collections. Her portraits of the Speakers of the Isle of Man Parliament are included in the UK National Collection of Oil Paintings and are featured on ART UK.