Check Out September Artist of the Month Svetlana Tikhonova’s Expressive Artwork

Check Out September Artist of the Month Svetlana Tikhonova’s Expressive Artwork

Largely self-taught, the Belarusian painter strives to express powerful emotions through her daily creative practice.

Browsing the online gallery of Svetlana Tikhonova over at, it’s easy to get lost in the dozens of remarkably refined paintings that she’s uploaded. There’s enough variety in their compositions, color palettes, and subjects to be sure that there’s something to fit any taste. Elements of impressionism, pop art, expressionism, and more all come together in a truly individual and organic synthesis of creativity.

Sunflower - Svetlana Tikhonova
Sunflower – Svetlana Tikhonova (2016)

Resident and native of the city of Brest, in southwestern Belarus, Tikhonova loves to travel. After completing her education in a non-art related field, she explored countless countries and plans on hitting the road once more after a stint back home. On her adventures she loves to collect the local stories, myths, and legends and draws creative inspiration from all of them. Their combination of grand scale and passionate emotion instills her art with a sense of connection to the people she meets.

Venus Tears - Svetlana Tikhonova
Venus Tears – Svetlana Tikhonova (2015)

In order to capture these powerful feelings, she paints broadly and spontaneously. Despite trying numerous media, she has settled on applying oil paints with a palette knife in order to  quickly express the vision and emotion she experiences. Considering the absence of sketching or predetermined color choices, it’s incredible how well it all comes together, time after time.

Don't Turn Around - Svetlana Tikhonova
Don’t Turn Around – Svetlana Tikhonova (2016)

The limited art scene in her home city leaves a lot to be desired, resulting in only one local exhibition. Tikhonova has overcome this by using online galleries and marketplaces like Artist Become to drastically increase the number of people who can see her creations. In her words:

“[It] means hundreds, thousands of times more people will see it. Isn’t this what all artists dream of? And the reproductions of my art make it available at lower costs, meaning more exposure.”

We’re proud to have Svetlana Tikhonova as a part of the community and, as one of our top artists, offer her reproductions on as well. Whether you’re just looking to scroll through and broaden your horizons with her imaginative artworks, or are looking to spruce up your walls with a gallery-grade made-to-order print on canvas, head on over to her galleries!

The Artist Svetlana Tikhonova
The Artist Svetlana Tikhonova