In summer 2018 Svetlana Cameron was invited to be a member of the Expert Jury at the 9th Annual Art Competition organised by the Bindaas Art Group in India. The event took place during the last week of July. For more information and to view the competition catalogue visit
EXHIBITION AT GENESIS GALLERY, ISLE OF MAN
Svetlana Cameron exhibited a selection of twelve recent portraits in a solo event at the Genesis Gallery on the Isle of Man.
The 3-day display took place at the Genesis Gallery in Douglas from 22 to 24 March. The exhibition attracted a wide audience and was attended by Chief Minister Howard Quayle, President of Tynwald Steve Rodan, invited guests and members of the public.
In his interview Chief Minister Howard Quayle praised Svetlana for her contribution to the local cultural life and for raising profile of the Isle of Man internationally
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL SIR TIMOTHY GRANVILLE-CHAPMAN, GBE, KCB UNVEILED AT ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
Royal Regiment of Artillery, Wiltshire, UK. 5 December 2017.
Svetlana Cameron has unveiled the official portrait of General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman, the 31st Master Gunner St James’s Park. The event took place at the Royal Artillery building in Larkhill, Wiltshire, and was attended by nearly 100 guests.
The Master Gunner, whose appointment is approved by the Queen, 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.
The portrait records the tenure (2008–2017) of the 31st Master Gunner St James’s Park, a line unbroken since 1678. He is portrayed in a General officer’s frock coat wearing the mantle and collar of a Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire (GBE) and the neck decoration of a Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB).
Commissioned by the Royal Artillery Institution, the portrait is placed alongside portraits of Master Gunners that have been done over the centuries. It now hangs in the Regiment’s spiritual and professional home in Larkhill, Wiltshire, UK.
EXHIBITION AT THE 'RAINBOW' BLACK TIE BALL IN AID OF CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
Villa Marian Royal Hall, Isle of Man, 11 November 2017.
On 11 November Svetlana Cameron was a special guest at the Rainbow Black Tie Ball hosted by the Hospice IOM at the Villa Marina in Douglas. An exhibition of Svetlana's original artworks was displayed at the Colonnade Suite during VIP reception. Guests included Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man Sir Richard Gozney, President of Tynwald Hon Steve Rodan, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man Howard Quayle.
EVENING OF MUSIC AND POETRY AT REFORM CLUB, LONDON
5 October 2017
On 5 October Svetlana Cameron was a special guest at the "Pineapples in Champagne" evening of music and poetry hosted by Gift of Life charity at the prestigious private Reform Club in Pall Mall, London. The VIP guests included famous Russian stage and film actor Sergey Bezrukov, film director Anna Matison and the Ambassador of Russian Federation Dr Alexander Yakovenko. Attended by 120 guests, the evening raised over £80.000, all of which was 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 a portrait drawing of Natalia Osipova, Principal of Royal Ballet unveiled by Svetlana earlier that year. An additional sum of £12.000 was raised from sale of an opportunity to commission a head-and-shoulder child portrait in pastels by Svetlana.
(Photos by Tania Naiden).
Auction in aid of 'Gift of Life' charity.
Special Guest of the evening film and stage actor Sergey Bezrukov.
PORTRAIT OF FAMOUS BALLERINA NATALIA OSIPOVA UNVEILED IN SOPHIA CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, LONDON.
4 July 2017
Artist Svetlana Cameron unveiled two pastel portraits of the world-famous ballerina Natalia Osipova, a Principal of Royal Ballet in London. The unveiling event took place on 4 July 2017 at the Sophia Contemporary gallery in Mayfair, London.
One of the portraits will become part of Svetlana's and Natalia's joint charity lot which will be auctioned on 5 October 2017 at the Gift of Life event to raise funds for children suffering from cancer.
SOLO EXHIBITION IN LONDON
Russian Culture House, 37 Kensington High Street, London.
Svetlana with the Sponsors of the exhibition Knox Private Office and the director of the Russian Culture House Anton Chesnokov (far right).
A solo exhibition of classical portraits by Svetlana Cameron took place between 14 and 31 October 2016 at the Russian Culture House in Kensington, London. Sponsored by Knox Private Office, the show featured 30 portraits borrowed from public and private collections.
The event provided a unique opportunity to view the largest number of Svetlana's works ever gathered together in London. The exhibition Private View was attended by many distinguished guests, including senior politicians, foreign diplomats, and representatives of the Russian and British business elite.
UNVEILING OF PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT AND SOLO EXHIBITION IN ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT
Tynwald Legislative Buildings, 28 June 2016.
On 28th June the Tynwald Library hosted the opening of a solo exhibition by acclaimed local portrait artist Svetlana Cameron. The exhibition, entitled “Laa Tinvaal”, includes six works by Svetlana, including the new presidential portrait, which was unveiled for the first time on Tuesday..." Read more
SVETLANA CAMERON GUEST SPEAKER AT TAYLOR WESSING EVENT IN LONDONTaylor Wessing LLP, London. 24 April 2016.
On 24 April 2016 Svetlana Cameron was invited to exhibit a selection of portraits and be a Guest Speaker at an exclusive reception hosted by the international law firm Taylor Wessing. The event took place at the company office in the City of London and was attended by more than 80 guests.
EXHIBITION AND TALK AT SOCIETE GENERALE HAMBROS BANK