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Olga Shirokova

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olgashirokova_autumntime

AUTUMN TIME 15707

Oil 50cm x 70cm 1,450

olgashirokova_compositionwithamberII

COMPOSITION WITH AMBER II 15414

Oil 24cm x 30cm 595

olgashirokova_quietmooringsvenice

QUIET MOORINGS VENICE 15418

Oil 18cm x 24cm 295

olgashirokova_theviewofthebay

THE VIEW OF THE BAY 15415

Oil 24cm x 30cm 575

olgashirokova_ontheriverbank

ON THE RIVERBANK 15708

Oil 40cm x 50cm 1,200

olgashirokova_mondayflowers

MONDAY FLOWERS 15419

Oil 21cm x 18cm 295

olgashirokova_villageinthemountain

VILLAGE IN THE MOUNTAIN 15401

Oil 25cm x 30cm 375

olgashirokova_provencalvillage

PROVENCAL VILLAGE 15402

Oil 40cm x 50cm 385

olgashirokova_earlymorning (2)

EARLY MORNING 15709

Oil 18cm x 24cm 360

olgashirokova_palmbytheharbour

PALM BY THE HARBOUR 15404

Oil 18cm x 24cm 350

olgashirokova_compositionwithyellowandred

COMPOSITION WITH YELLOW AND RED 15412

Oil 24cm x 30cm 360

olgashirokova_littleodeforyellowcolour

LITTLE ODE FOR YELLOW COLOUR

15260

Oil 63cm x 78cm 1,400

olgashirokova_eveninginvenice

EVENING IN VENICE 15410

Oil 18cm x 24cm 350

olgashirokova_thehorse

THE HORSE 15413

Oil 26cm x 30cm 375

olgashirokova_theribbonoftheriver

THE RIBBON OF THE RIVER 15421

Oil 18cm x 24cm 295

olgashirokova_earlymorning

EARLY MORNING 15261

Oil 63cm x 73cm 1,500

Although she sometimes uses watercolours, Olga Shirokova prefers to work in oils. her subjects are various, ranging from landscape to still life. All show her atmospheric, fanciful style. She rejoices in the vivid colours of her subjects, as well as the enhanced spectrum supplied by her imagination. Her palette dances with light and reflections.

 

As well as being so much the product of her imagination, her technique is methodical. The paintings gare carefully built using layer upon layer of oil paint, giving a depth of richness of colour and composition with a sensually textured surface. She will normally work on several paintings simultaneously, moving from one to another, to allow each layer to dry appropriately before adding more paint or working on the surface.

 

Olga was born in Solikamsk in the Urals in 1976. She attended the Art College in Nizhny Tagil and graduated from the Painting and graphics Faculty.

 

Since 1997 she has exhibited her work both in Russia and abroad. Her paintings are in Poland, Latvia, Belgium as well as her native Russia. Olga Shirokova is currently living and working in St Petersburg.