Beauty is something so intangible, it is inherent in every object and yet everyone sees it in an instinctively chosen combination of elements.—Valeria Privalikhina
Light and air infuse Valeria's paintings, immediately evoking the atmosphere of France and Italy, to which she made extended visits. Works of Joaquín Sorolla, Édouard Vuillard and the late work of Claude Monet played a part in Valeria's subtle palette and light yet dynamic brushwork.
Valeria Privalikhina was born in a small town in Siberia to a family of artists and has dedicated most of her life to painting. To achieve the effortless style she possesses today, she underwent 9 years of professional training, including the rigorous 6-year program at the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated in 2019 with a diploma project dedicated to Claude Monet.
Despite being based on a very strong technical foundation, her style is immediate and free. Valeria's work investigates the deeper meaning of beauty, as well as reflecting the fragility of the modern world.
Valeria participates in national and international exhibitions and her work is collected worldwide.
Photo: © Valeria Privalikhina
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