Welcome to the website of Svetlana Cameron,
a classically trained portrait artist dedicated to the revival
of Old Masters' painting techniques.
CURRENTLY ON THE EASEL: PORTRAIT OF GENERAL SIR TIMOTHY GRANVILLE-CHAPMAN
Svetlana Cameron is currently working on a full length official portrait of General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman, the 31st Master Gunner St James’s Park. There has always been a connection between the Monarch and the Royal Regiment of Artillery, and it remains to this day where The Queen is the ‘The Captain-General’. The Master Gunner, whose appointment is approved by Her, is the link to the Regiment, presiding in conjunction with other senior members of the Regiment over regimental affairs and maintaining the Captain-General’s links to Commonwealth Artilleries.
Commissioned by the Royal Artillery Institution, after completion the portrait will be placed alongside portraits of Master Gunners that have been done over the centuries which hang in the Regiment’s spiritual and professional home in Wiltshire, UK.
SVETLANA 'S AUCTION LOT CONTRIBUTES £22.000 TO CHARITY EVENT THAT RAISES £80.000 TO HELP CHILDREN BEAT CANCER
7 October 2017
On 5 October Svetlana Cameron was a special guest and exhibited selected artworks at the "Pineapples in Champagne" evening of music and poetry hosted by Gift of Life charity. The event took place at the private Reform club in the prestigious Pall Mall area in London. Attended by 120 guests, the evening raised over £80.000, all of which will be used to fund medication and treatments for children suffering from cancer.
Svetlana's two-part auction lot raised £22.000, of which £10.000 was paid for her drawing of Natalia Osipova, Principal of Royal Ballet. The highest bidder was offered to choose one of the two portraits of the famous ballerina created by Svetlana earlier this year. An additional sum of £12.000 was raised for an opportunity to commission a child head-and-shoulder portrait in pastels by Svetlana. A private photo session with Natalia Osipova and a backstage tour of the Royal Opera House was sold for £30.000, raising the combined contribution by the ballerina and the artist to £52.000.
The VIP guests included the Ambassador of Russian Federation Dr Alexander Yakovenko, famous Russian actor Sergey Bezrukov and film director Anna Matison.
(Photos by Tania Naiden)
Portrait of Natalia Osipova, Principal of Royal Ballet, London.
With His Excellency Ambassador of Russian Federation to the UK Dr Alexander Yakovenko
(L-R) with actress Dina Korzun, film director Anna Matison, actor Sergey Bezrukov, TV presenter Maria Tretyakova
PORTRAIT 'SOFIA' WINS IN TWO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS IN THE USA
Wonderful news arrived from the USA this autumn!
In October Portrait 'Sofia' stood out from more than 2200 worldwide submissions and won 4th Place Award in the figurative category at the Pastel 100 competition in the USA. The successful artwork will be published in the April 2017 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Earlier in September 2017 the same portrait 'Sofia' became one of the winners in the major international drawing competition 'Strokes of Genius' and was chosen to be published in the 10th volume of the popular series of books 'Strokes of Genius - the Best of Drawing'. This is Svetlana's third success in this annual drawing competition which is open to all artists around the world. In 2013 and 2015 portrait drawings 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' and 'Daniel' became winners and were featured in the 6th and 8th volumes of the 'Strokes of Genius' series.
SVETLANA CAMERON EXHIBITS AT NEVILLE JOHNSON & TOM HOWLEY SHOWROOM IN LONDON
Svetlana Cameron was invited to display a selection of her original artworks and limited edition prints at the Neville Johnson & Tom Howley flagship showroom in Marylebone London. The event took place between 24 September and 4 October 2017.
The exhibition featured some of Svetlana's the artist's most popular award-winning portraits borrowed from private collection especially for the event. Also included in the exhibition were two recent portraits of the world-famous Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova, principal of Royal Ballet in London.
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NEW PORTRAIT UNVEILED IN PARLIAMENT OF THE ISLE OF MAN
21 March 2017
Svetlana's portrait of eminent retired advocate Peter Farrant has been donated to Tynwald, the Parliament of the Isle of Man, and will remain on permanent public display in the Tynwald Library.
Commissioned by Mr Farrant, the pastel portrait depicts the sitter wearing his robe of office as Vicar General and Chancellor of the Isle of Man, a position he held from 1974 to 1995.Featured in the photo (L-R): Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson, Former Vicar General Peter Farrant, Artist Svetlana Cameron, President of Tynwald Steve Rodan.
TWO PORTRAITS OF BALLERINA NATALIA OSIPOVA UNVEILED IN LONDON
3 July 2017
Two portraits by Svetlana Cameron depicting a world famous ballerina Natalia Osipova, a Principal of the Royal Ballet, have been unveiled at the Sophia Contemporary Gallery in Mayfair, London.
One of the artworks will be available as part of the money-cannot-buy experience lot donated jointly by Svetlana and Natalia, which will be auctioned at the charity evening hosted by Gift of Life on 5 October 2017 in London.
SOLO EXHIBITION SUCCESS IN LONDONOctober 2016
A solo exhibition of classical portraits by Svetlana Cameron took place between 14 and 31 October 2016 at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Kensington, London.
The show featured 30 portraits borrowed from public and private collections and provided a unique opportunity to view the largest number of Svetlana's works ever gathered together in London.
More information and photos at the Events page.
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NEW PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT UNVEILED IN ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT
On Tuesday 28 June 2016 the exhibition "Laa Tinvaal" opened with an unveiling event when portrait of Clare Christian OBE, President of Isle of Man Parliament went on public display for the first time.
The unveiling was attended by President The Hon Clare Christian OBE, Speaker Hon Steve Rodan, and Members of the House of Keys and Legislative Council.Related press article
FEATURED IN '40 MASTERS OF PASTEL'
PORTRAIT OF RICHARD
PUBLISHED IN ARC SALON CATALOGUE
PUBLISHED IN STROKES OF GENIUS SERIES (USA)