Size: 19"W x 23"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Svetta Karchikyan , Armenian impressionist painter.
Svetta was born in Armenia, Yerevan. . Her father wanted her to go into the family grocery store business, but Svetta wanted to paint. Lilya Karchikyan, an artist who worked extensively on plein air paintings - quick sketches made in open air - at beaches in Sevan, taught him some painting techniques .
Svetlana is a celebrated forth generation artist who focuses on the sensual nature of art and expresses her vision of life in a unique combination of color, texture and symbolism. Svetlana’s artistic talent is deeply rooted in her family that includes such prominent figures as Lilia Karchikyan, the artist’s mother and an internationally-renowned portrait painter. Karchikyan’s works are highly sought after and often commissioned by prominent world figures and leaders, including the U.S. president and first family members. Interestingly, Svetlana’s great grandfather (Karchikyan’s grandfather) was of the noble Abakumov family and the portrait painter of the Russian Imperial Court whose models included Russian Emperors and members of the Imperial Family. Svetlana’s passion and gift for painting has been apparent since early childhood, as she spent her days experimenting with colors and patterns in her favorite playground, her mother’s art studio. Here, Svetlana painted her first artwork at the young age of 3. Svetlana has studied with the great Italian and Armenian masters who have deeply influenced her art. Svetlana’s works have received international recognition since 2008 when her works were first exhibited in Florida, USA. Since then, Svetlana’s works have been exhibited throughout the world in many prestigious exhibitions, solo shows, art auctions and charity events. Svetlana currently works and resides in the United States.