Svetlana Cameron

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Svetlana Cameron

ARC Associate Living Master TM

25 artworks

Russian 21st Century Realist

Born in Russia

http://www.svetlanacameron.com

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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
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General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman

Master Gunner St James's Park

2017

Oil

160 x 100 cms | 62 3/4 x 39 1/4 ins

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Canon Brendan Alger

2013

Oil on linen

50.8 x 61 cms | 20 x 24 ins

2013-2014 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

Speaker Tony Brown Parliament of the Isle of Man

2012

Oil on Linen

75 x 60 cms | 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 ins

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

Portrait of R. Paterson, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man

2013

Oil

76.2 x 101.6 cms | 30 x 40 ins

2013-2014 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

Mayor Sara Hackman

2016

Charcoal and conte on paper

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

Private collection, ,

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Father Brian Church of St Mary Isle of Man

2012

Oil on linen

61 x 50.8 cms | 24 x 20 ins

Private collection, ,

2012-2013 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

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, ,

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Natalia Osipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet

2017

Pastel on paper

70 x 50 cms | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins

Daniel

2009

Charcoal and 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 official oil portraits of dignitaries in ceremonial wear and delicate lifelike portraits of children in pastel. 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 'three-colour' drawing technique has received international acclaim and won awards in art competitions in Great Britain, USA, France and Russia. Inspired by the coloured chalk drawing of the Renaissance period, the artist uses French drawing medium Conte-a-Paris in three colours - black, red (sanguine), and white. Skillfully mixed and blended on neutral toned paper, the limited 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 Cameron's works hang in private collections in England, Scotland, Switzerland, Malta, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore. Her portfolio includes official portraits of senoir clergy, politicians, military commanders, lawyers. Four of her artworks are included in the UK National Collection of Oil Paintings.