Moments of Joy of Svetlana Chaikovska

Svetlana Chaikovska was born in 1974 in a small town in the Novosibirsk region. She moved with her family to Latvia, Riga during her teen years. Having graduated from high school, she entered the Baltic Institute and graduated from the Institute in 1997 with a degree in Economics and Management. She has never worked in this field of activity. She has set her heart on creativity and self-expression. She has been much communicating with the figures of music, cinema and theatre in her soul searching. She has participated in the organization of various festivals, art and show projects.

Svetlana began her fruitful career in painting at the age of 39 years. An inextinguishable longing for painting in adulthood was not a personal fancy, but the result of a powerful spiritual conception and vivification of the personality. The artist chose a difficult technique - she paints in oil, works with a palette knife, and does not use a brush. Her works are the best proof that age is not important for success. Dozens of paintings by Svetlana Chaikovska were purchased by individuals in Latvia, Russia, the USA and Spain.

Svetlana believes that her place of inspiration is her place of residence - Latvia. Nature and communication with the country fill her mind and soul with creative ideas that result in bright strokes on her paintings.

Svetlana Chaikovska, together with many Latvian artists, such as Dmitry Ignatenko, Svetlana Sokolova-Guschina and Victor Sheleg, discovered new boundaries and possibilities in the painting technique. She took a master class from a contemporary artist from the USA - Dennis Perrin, and received a certificate within the framework of Art Life Fest project. She completed a training course on contemporary art at the “School of Popular Art” from Anastasia Postrigay.

In 2015, she took part in a joint art project “Through Rose-Coloured Spectacles” with her mentor S. Sokolova-Guschina. In 2016 – 2018, she opened two personal exhibitions in Riga.

Four keywords can be highlighted in the creative work of Svetlana Chaikovska: flowers, still life, tradition, uniqueness.

In her works, the artist appeals to the “optical luxury” of the late impressionism, and to the sophisticated “cult of flowers” of art nouveau, trying to create her own color meditative space. Her paintings are incredibly feminine, sophisticated and almost erotic. Flowers in Svetlana’s paintings shine, breathe, speak - live their own special lives. Whether it is a sunflower with a suddenly sapphire core, a sheaf of translucent roses or exquisitely bright irises - it is impossible to take eyes off these flowers! The artist leads us through her magic art field, causing us to dissolve in it.