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Another talented Russian artist living in the United Arab Emirates took part in the Art exhibition *mayovka @ garage* 01/05/2013

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Olga Dmitrieva is a classically trained and experienced artist.

Olga was born in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) in 1981.When Olga picked up her first pencil her parents noticed her liking for drawing and at 5 years old she commenced her studies in the children's fine art studio of the Hermitage. For 8 years the young artist absorbed herself in Fine Art, the creative atmosphere and studied history of Fine Arts which increased her further development and creativity. During annual exhibitions and in costume performance where the little creators relived the lives of the great masters and their masterpieces, the children embarked on their creative lives. Further professional education continued at the famous Art Lycée and Repin State Academic Institute at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, where Olga graduated successfully in 2006. She was then invited to be a member of the elite Union of Artists of Russia.

Since her time as a student, landscapes and still-lives have a huge place in Olga's creativity. As an artist she travelled widely and always carried with her, paper and a box of water colour paints. The water colour is Olga’s favourite technique, being so transparent, clear, gentle, and bright and always reproducing different moods and ambiences.

However Olga is more well-known as an illustrator. Her career in this genre began in 2003 when she won the prestigious competition ”Gold Mahaon" for young illustrators in the category "Design of book covers". Since that time more than 15 books with her illustrations have been published in exclusive Moscow and St.-Petersburg publishing houses "Rosmen", "Pan Press","Strecoza", "AST", "Drofa", "Azbuka". Olga’s illustrations range from modern to classical books. However, a special world opens when Olga works with children’s literature, animals, birds, flowers, all of which come to life under Olga’s brush.

Bright creative individuality and great workmanship undoubtedly single out Olga as the professional artist whose work has already attracted many admirers.

At present Olga with her husband and two sons share their time between Russia and UAE where Olga undertakes commissions whilst providing lessons to over 25 students in her studio.

Olga works in the best traditions of Russian realism in Fine Arts. In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions both in her own right and as part of an ensemble, her water-colours, oil paintings, drawings and pastels are valued by private collectors and museums.


  • 1986-1995 “We are drawing in the Hermitage” (Winter Palace, Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 1998 personal exhibition in Art Lycée at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts (Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 1998 grand prize in international competition “850 years of Moscow” (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1999-2004 exhibition in Repin State Academic Institute at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts (Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2000 exhibition “Pushkin” (Pushkinskie Gori, Russia)
  • 2002 “Russian North” (Saikt- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2003-2007 exhibitions of Union of Artists of Russia (Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2003 solo exhibition in Repin State Academic Institute at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts (Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2003 solo exhibition “Traveling from Saint Petersburg” (gallery “Fundus” Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2003 “Fish and Man” exlibris exhibition (Croatia)
  • 2003 “All Repersburg” (exhibition hall “Manezh” Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2004 “Pavlovsk” (Pavlovsk, Russia)
  • 2005 “International book fair” (Moscow,Russia)
  • 2005 “Children book” (Central library, Moscow,Russia)
  • 2006 solo exhibition “Children book” (Central library, Saint- Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2010 “7 years later” ( Moscow,Russia)
  • 2011 solo exhibition “ horses”(Tulip hotel, Dubai,UAE)
  • 2011 exhibition in gallery “Latelier” (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • 2012 International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • 2012 “We are drawing in UAE” exhibition with her students ( Officer Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE)


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# Master_of_Sukhona


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# Evening


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# Early_Morning


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