Iceland is a place of unrivaled beauty and varied landscapes; it is also an area of great seismic instability. Evidence of this volcanic volatility manifests itself in surreal landscapes of black, burgundy, peach and ochre. A veritable feast for the eye of a hungry painter.
In May 2015 I spent a week in Swedish Lapland, just south of the Arctic circle.
There was still snow on the ground and the hours of daylight were quickly increasing as summer solstice approached. The lingering snow magnified the brilliance of the arctic sky and distant objects were often obscured or obliterated by the bright arctic sun. The snow was receding, revealing stories and mysteries of the land.
An excellent knowledge of colour and strong emotional tension fill the panels of Oxanna’s art work. The images draw the viewer in to spend time reading the story that is told in the textures and pallet.
Oxanna’s artistic skill with cold wax and oil paint displays a beautiful, strong mystical power of imagery. Her mastery of the technique gives an instant “forward” statement. For me, totally inspirational!
William E. Macdonald
Oxanna’s paintings vibrate gently with an inner spirit – a deeper beauty. Often it’s the subtle nuance and delicate colour relationships in her work that provide its most compelling power.