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Bezlepkina

Olga

RUSSIA

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“Every one of my artwork is my master and friend. I’m grateful to them for experience. My goal is to find them new friends, to let my paintings make someone’s life a little better, a little more beautiful and a little more joyous.”

I grew up in a small Russian industrial town surrounded by steppes and forests. As a child, I saw this strange neighborhood of mining and concentration complexes and amazing natural landscapes . Back then I was wondering what is the place of the human person in this world, why do we not live in harmony with nature? Then I needed simple answers to difficult questions. I was looking for it in botany and regional history.

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
I have always been attracted to greenhouses. The muddy glass buildings contain a small oasis of exotic plants. In the cold, gray season, I can come and plunge into the bright summer of different countries. It's like a little trip that everyone can afford.
I tried to consider it from different points of view, to understand why it is so attractive to me.

I ended up with more questions than answers, but it had a big impact on my sense of beauty.

Lights Web

Watercolor

$630

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
In this work, I wanted to show the strange harmony of artificial structures created by human hands and amazing plants created by nature. Electric lights reflect in calm water between aquatic plants. Maybe there, as in a mirror, the future of our planet is reflected.

But when people ask me what my work is about, it's difficult for me to respond immediately. I feel like a sweet tooth in a candy store. Do I really have to pick one? I’m surrounded by so many beautiful, interesting and inspiring things and subjects. Some of them are obviously brilliant; others require attention and curiosity to reveal their uniqueness and beauty. It can be an interesting story or a rare hard-to-grasp feeling.

"When I’m using watercolor, my emotions don’t fade before the painting has been finished."

I think, human happiness is about many little joyous things and moments. We just have to not miss them. It’s very easy and very difficult in the meantime. When I find something wonderful, I feel a little happier. I want to share this feeling. My artworks are a way to show people my little but amazing discoveries.

"Nowadays, I've been also painting with Chinese ink in Xieyi style. It makes my hand tougher. It makes my soul a little more mellow. It is interesting for me to consider the essence of the subject without being distracted by details. It's amazing how subtly and emotionally you can convey form, character, even an intangible spirit with just black ink. Sometimes I am happy to experiment with the combination of Chinese painting techniques and watercolor techniques in one artwork. It gives interesting results and helps to develop."

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I’ve been drawing all my life. But it was never my profession. I graduated from a technical university and worked most of the time in it. It's a really big deal to me to say: “I’m an Artist.”

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
These plants look up to the sky through old glass windows. It makes me wonder about the obstacles to the dream. Are they imaginary or real like this glass? Who created them? What can I do?

“I still take environmental and biodiversity issues to heart. I hope for a peaceful and harmonious existence of humans in nature. I am full of vitality and inspiration when I can be alone with wind, sunshine, plants, and myself. Maybe that’s why most of my paintings are about nature.”

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
Summer lives in this glass palace. In any season and any weather... Such a fragile summer needs artificial light, water and warmth. Like a rare exotic bird in a cage.

I've experimented with different mediums before. I tried to paint with oil, acrylics, colored pencils, did airbrushing and murals. But watercolor is my greatest passion. Watercolor allows me to work fast, on the same breath. My emotions don’t fade before the painting’s finished.

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Describe your image

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
You can look out the window and see leafy green leaves as though they were covered in a veil.

I’m constantly studying and perfecting my technique. I like to explore the potential of this paint. Watercolor has its own character, which must be taken into account. I need a lot of backbone to “gain respect” for watercolors.

This painting is part of a small series dedicated to the botanical garden of St. Petersburg.
Each of us has some side of his personality that he would like to hide. But perhaps it's got its own charm?