SOLO EXHIBITION AT D-CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, MAYFAIR, LONDON.
5-18 MAY 2020
NATIONAL PASTEL SOCIETY OF RUSSIA EXHIBITION - Moscow, Russia.
'Exposed' Centre for Arts, December 2019.
Svetlana Cameron with NPS President Olga Abramova (left) and co-founder Elena Tatkina (right).On 13-16 December 2019 Svetlana Cameron was a special guest at the exhibition of the National Pastel Society of Russia, where she exhibited two of her portraits, taught a portrait drawing workshop, and delivered a talk as a Guest Speaker. The event which took place at the 'EXPOSED' Centre for Arts in Moscow showcased artworks by 65 pastel artists from Russia, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, Finland, Belarus Kazakhstan and Turkey selected from around 500 submissions. Visitors enjoyed a varied programme of talks, lectures, demonstrations and workshops, and were offered an opportunity to explore new art materials at the Test Zone.
SVETLANA'S WORK ON THE COVER OF 'SPOTLIGHT' MAGAZINE (FRANCE)
A painting by Svetlana Cameron has been selected for the cover of the 17th edition of the 'SPOTLIGHT' Contemporary Art Magazine. Published in Lyon, France by the Circle Foundation of the Arts, the international magazine includes a unique selection of 65 artists from around the globe working in a variety of media.
Svetlana's artwork features a world-famous ballerina Natalia Osipova, a Principal of the Royal Ballet in London. Pastel on paper, 70x50 cm.
'With a range of aesthetic the pages of the magazine provide a comprehensive chapter in the story of what art looks like today'. - Circle Foundation for the Arts
View and buy online
INTERVIEW IN THE 'ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS' MAGAZINE (UK)
A&I Magazine December 2019 A 4-page interview with Svetlana Cameron has been published in the December issue of the Artists & Illustratots Magazine, the UK's best selling magazine for artists and art lovers.
In the article on Renaisance approach to drawing the artist talks about her signature 'trois crayons' technique inspired by Old Masters' drawings, gives an insight into her studio practices, and shares a step-by-step demonstration of her portrait drawing method.
Available online at www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk
PORTRAIT 'EMILIA' BECOMES FINALIST IN ARC INTERNATIONAL SALON (USA)
'Emilia', 40 x 30 cm, pastel on paper.
Svetlana's pastel portrait 'Emilia' has become a Finalist in the portrait category in the ARC 14th International Salon Competition - one of the most prestigious annual contests for realist painters. This year the ARC received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries.
'Emilia' is a privately commissioned portrait Svetlana created in her signature 3-colour technique for a family living in London.
All the winners and finalists will be published in the ARC Salon Competition Catalogue which will be co-published this year by ACC Art Books (formerly Antique Collector's Club) and ARC.
To view the competition results visit https://www.artrenewal.org/14thARCSalon/Home/Index
SVETLANA'S WORK IN NATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION
London - Birmingham, UK
3 May - 16 June 2019
Bankside Gallery, London.
Svetlana Cameron participated in a national exhibition hosted by two leading UK galleries, as part of the SGFA Centenary Touring Exhibition. On 3-18 May selected members of the British national drawing society displayed their works at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham. Later the show moved to the Bankside Gallery in London where it was open to visitors from 3 to 16 June.
For more information visit www.sgfa.org.uk
SGFA is the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing. Founded in 1919, the Society celebrated its 100th anniversary by hosting a series of exhibitions and events. A special Centenary Book was published to mark the occasion - a beautiful hard cover featuring information on all of the current members and showcasing examples of their works. Two portraits by Svetlana are included in this prestigious historic publication.
SUCCESS IN CFA 'ARTIST OF THE YEAR' COMPETITIONJanuary 2019
In January 2019 Svetlana Cameron became a Finalist in the 'Artist of the Year' competition hosted by the Circle Foundation for the Arts (France).
Svetlana's portrait of ballerina Natalia Osipova stood out from entries by 863 artists from around the world.
INTERVIEW PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL EDITION OF PASTEL JOURNAL (USA)February 2019
Svetlana Cameron is honoured to be featured in Pastel Journal's special 20th anniversary issue 'Masters of Pastel' released in February 2019 .
A 6-page article titled "A Claccis Act" includes an interview with Svetlana, a number of full colour reproductions of her works, and a step-by-step demonstration giving an insight into her signature 'trois crayons' technique.
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PORTRAIT OF GENERAL SIR TIMOTHY GRANVILLE-CHAPMAN, MASTER GUNNER ST JAMES'S PARK UNVEILED AT ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
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.
PORTRAIT 'SOFIA' WINS IN THE 'STROKES OF GENIUS' INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (
'Sofia', 45x35 cm, pastel on paper. Private collection.
Pastel portrait 'Sofia' became one of the winning artworks in the international 'Strokes of Genius' competition with the theme of 'Inspiring subjects' held by the North Light Books publisher in the USA.
The successful artwork is now included in the 10th volume of the 'Strokes of Genius - the Best of Drawing', a hardcover book featuring the best examples of contemporary drawing from around the world.
SVETLANA CAMERON JUDGES INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION IN INDIAJuly 2018
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 www.bindaasart.com
EXHIBITION AT GENESIS GALLERY, ISLE OF MAN
Svetlana Cameron exhibited a selection of recent portraits in a solo event at the Genesis Gallery on the Isle of Man.
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
EXHIBITION AT THE CHARITY 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 charity 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
London, 2 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.
EXHIBITION AND MASTER CLASS AT RUSSIAN ART WEEK IN LONDON11 June 2015
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.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent at Russian Art Week in London.
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 ST GERMAN'S 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".