The Inspiration behind
OLGA BEGISHEVA K. ART
Here my jorney began
“About 18 years ago, when my nuclear medicine career came to an abrupt end due to
the discovery of breast cancer, I suddenly realized: life is too short. The moment has come to start doing what you have dreamed of all your life - to become an artist. Since then, I wake up every day absolutely happy, because I know that my paints and my paintings are waiting for me in my small workshop. I paint everything: landscapes, flowers, portraits, and abstract paintings. By and large, it doesn’t matter to me what to paint, I just take a brush, dip it in paint and start to soar! I always try to work in a good mood, invariably following the saying:
"Paint what you love, and love what you paint!" Since I am an artist, every day is too short for me. Therefore, I took up yoga, which helps me sleep much less and work without getting tired.
Today I am a full-time artist, and I am a very happy woman because art makes everybody happier. I sincerely wish that my paintings bring joy and happiness to everyone!”
Olga was born in the remote Russian village and from an early age, she immediately showed an interest in art where her first landscapes were the subject of interest for several teachers at school. However, the prospects of becoming an artist were then as far for Olga as all the art academies are from that remote village where she lived. So, her first career was in physics, where Olga began to understand the beauty of the universe through mathematical formulas. But dry knowledge about the laws of nature could not quench her thirst for creative impulse. Therefore, after working as a physics teacher during the day, at night she was completely devoted herself to hobby, painting tin trays, which in Russia is traditionally called Zhestovo floral art. During the years of perestroika, Olga with family moved to Spain. Now Spanish landscapes with colorist richness gave a new powerful impetus to art. And again, working as a nuclear technologist during day shift, she was doing some replicas from famous artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Ivan Aivazovskiy, Wassiliy Kandinskiy, etc. during the night. Those reproductions brought her popularity as a professional copyist of impressionist and post-impressionist art. In additional, Olga worked in acrylic, ink, watercolors, marbling, etc. However, oil painting became a her favorite technique, especially after studying the multi-layered technique of works by old masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Caravaggio. It was exciting to achieve the old school deep philosophy that subordinated the technique of imagery so that, contrary to all the laws of physics, the old linen canvas began to glow with some kind of inner light. Since then, every experience in learning the technique of extracting this light from a simple canvas is a new step towards perfection. Being faithful to the school of the great old masters today, Olga is capable of work with multiple subjects and in numerous genres such as landscapes, portraits, abstract art, etc.
Living in South Wales, UK for last 13 years, she is working as a free-lanced artist doing many of personal art exhibitions around the Cardiff area, the capital of Wales.
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The Certificate of “TOP-Painting”Grade A-A (Alchemist-ART) as a High class specialist, Ogivitel-Art Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2023
Olga Bazanova Art Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2020-2023
The School of Art and Design in Cardiff, UK. 2015
The Rio Creative Art Centre, Madrid, Spain, 1999-2003