SVETLANA CAMERON TO JUDGE INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION IN INDIA
Svetlana Cameron has been invited to become a member of Expert Jury of the 9th Annual Art Competition organised by the Bindaas Art Group in India. The competition will take place in July 2018.
More information at www.bindaasart.com
PORTRAIT 'SOFIA' PUBLISHED IN PASTEL JOURNAL (USA)
Portrait 'Sofia' continues to enjoy international success! The Pastel Journal published the prize winning artwork in its April issue as part of the article 'The Best of the Best', featuring the winners of the international Pastel 100 competition. Svetlana's entry stood out from more than 2200 worldwide submissions and won 4th Place Award in the figurative category.
Last year 'Sofia' became a finalist in two more international art competitions - 'Strokes of Genius' and the Art Renewal Center Salon in the USA.
Svetlana Cameron exhibition at Genesis Gallery.
EXHIBITION AT GENESIS GALLERY, ISLE OF MAN
Svetlana Cameron exhibited twelve of her recent portraits in a solo event on the Isle of Man. The 3-day display, which marked the artist's departure from the Island after 13-year residency, took place between 22 and 24 March at the Genesis Gallery in Douglas. The exhibition attracted a wide audience and was attended by Chief Minister Howard Quayle, President of Tynwald Steve Rodan, the artist's clients and friends, and members of public.
Svetlana thanked the Isle of Man people for the hospitality and support she enjoyed during the years she and her family lived on the Island.
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, and said Svetlana 'would always have a warm welcome' on the Island.
Left: Genesis Gallery interview - Chief Minister Howard Quayle commenting on Svetlana's art and her relocation to East Sussex.
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL SIR TIMOTHY GRANVILLE-CHAPMAN, GBE, KCB UNVEILED
Royal Regiment of Artillery, 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 BLACK TIE BALL IN AID OF CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
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.
Svetlana's auction lot - an opportunity to commission a portrait in her award-winning pastel technique - was sold in a silent auction, all proceeds from which were donated to the children's hospice Rebecca House.
With Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man Sir Richar Gozney (centre), Managing Director of SMP Partnets Mark Denton (second left).
Rainbow Black Tie Ball at the Villa Marina Royal Hall, Douglas.
EXHIBITION AT CHARITY EVENING OF MUSIC AND POETRY
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 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 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 bespoke head-and-shoulder portrait in pastels by Svetlana.
(Photos by Tania Naiden).
Auction in aid of 'Gift of Life' charity.
Special Guest of the evening actor Sergey Bezrukov.
PORTRAIT OF FAMOUS BALLERINA NATALIA OSIPOVA UNVEILED IN A MAYFAIR GALLERY
Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, 4 July 2017
Artist Svetlana Cameron unveiled two portrait drawings of the world-famous ballerina Natalia Osipova, a Principal of Royal Ballet in 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.
The unveiling event took place on 4 July 2017 at the Sophia Contemporary gallery in Mayfair, London.
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 and 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 SPEAKS 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 RECEPTION IN LONDON3 November 2016
On 3 November 2016 Svetlana was invited to exhibit her works and be a special guest at an evening reception hosted by Societe Generale Hambros bank.
The exclusive event with the theme of 'Investments in Assets of Passion' took place at the company headquarters at St James's Square in London.
RUSSIAN ART WEEK IN LONDON11 June 2015
HRH Prince Michael of Kent at Russian Art Week in London.
Svetlana Cameron exhibited two artworks and taught a master class at the Russian Art Week in London which took place between 11 and 17 June 2015.
The event was hosted by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture
(Rossotrudnichestvo) at 37 Kensington High Street, London.
Svetlana's pastel portrait 'Katya' won the 1st place award in the Portrait category.
SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE SAYLE GALLERY
4 November 2014
On 4 November Svetlana Cameron opened her major solo exhibition at the Sayle Gallery featuring 30 artworks from public and private collections.
The event was officially unveiled by President of Isle of Man Parliament Hon Clare Christian in the presence of more than 200 guests.
PORTRAIT OF LORD BISHOP OF SODOR AND MAN ROBERT PATERSON UNVEILED AT CATHEDRAL
19 January 2014
SVETLANA CAMERON ELECTED MEMBER OF UK NATIONAL SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC FINE ART
Menier Gallery, London. October 2013
SVETLANA CAMERON SPEAKS AT BARCLAYS WEALTH AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT GALA EVENT
Villa Marina Royal Hall, Douglas, Isle of Man. 11 November 2012
On 11 November 2011 Svetlana Cameron was invited to be a Guest Speaker at the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Gala dinner.
The event with the theme 'Women in Business' took place at the Villa Marina Royal Hall in Douglas and was attended by 140 guests.
Svetlana exhibited a selection of original portraits and spoke about her art career.
UNVEILING OF PORTRAIT OF TONY BROWN OBE, SPEAKER OF ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT
24 April 2012
On 24 April 2012 Svetlana Cameron has unveiled her portrait of the former Chief Minister and Speaker of the House of Keys.
The painting of Tony Brown OBE was commissioned by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald and will sit permanently in the Speakers' Gallery in Isle of Man Parliament.
Legislative Buildings, Tynwald, the Parliament of the Isle of Man.
UNVEILING OF PORTRAIT OF DAVID CANNAN IN ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT
11 October 2011
David Cannan, former Speaker of the House of Keys, with Svetlana Cameron at the Isle of Man Parliament.
A portrait of the retired Michael MHK David Cannan was unveiled in the House of Keys chamber on 11 October 2011.
Mr Cannan, who served as the Speaker of the House of Keys between 2000 and 2001, has become the 11th Speaker to be honoured in this way.
Speaking about the commission Svetlana said: "It was a great honour to have been invited to paint an official portrait for the Manx Parliament. The project required much research and time spent in the House of Keys chamber and I was delighted to have had this unique opportunity to learn about Tynwald, its procedures and history".