Russian artist Olga Velichko
Olga’s sincere and kind paintings, filled with light, children’s fantasies and love, involuntarily make you smile. According to art critics and ordinary people, her art has a therapeutic effect on the viewer. Russian fairy tales, traditions and rituals, simple village everyday life of good-natured people are the main subjects of the artist’s paintings.
Born in Frunze (now Bishkek) into the family of artists, Olga Velichko graduated from the decorative department of the Kyrgyz State Art School (1982). In 1990 she graduated with honors from the the art and graphic faculty of the Kazakh University named after Abay. Since 1992, she has participated in republican youth exhibitions in the cities of Alma-Ata and Bishkek. Having moved to Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad, Russia in 1995, she began working as a teacher at the Children’s Art School.
Olga Velichko has been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the International Art Fund since 2003. Permanent participant of regional and national art exhibitions, Olga is a many-awarded artist. Her works are in the funds of the Gallery of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg, the Kaliningrad Museum of History and Art, the Museum of N.K. Roerich in Moscow, and Russian Cultural Foundation. Also, in private collections in Russia, Germany, the USA, Poland, France, Japan, Lithuania, and more.