Svetlana Artemoff

Svetlana Artemoff

lartemoff@yahoo.com

   306 Sunrise Dr., Cloverdale, CA, 95425

I was born and raised in San Francisco and took for granted the great art programs in my public school and the ability to access local museums free. As a child, I took classes at the SF De Young Museum and could wander the galleries with sketchbook in hand.  Art had to take a back seat while I worked and raised a family. Now that I’ve retired, I am able to take inspiration from the beautiful scenery of Sonoma and Mendocino County and enjoy their supportive artist communities.

Although I started painting in oil, and still offer pet portraits in that medium, I also work in watercolor, colored pencil, pen/ink and collage. Most recently, I’ve tried pastels and came to love their texture and softness, especially when used for painting outdoors. Whatever medium I use, I try to capture the emotional essence of what I’m painting.