Svetlana Orinko is a leading master of watercolour and oil mediums. She has been at the forefront of New Zealand Art scene for over twenty-five years.
As a young woman she has received a Classical Art Education in Ukraine before immigrating to New Zealand in 1992. Since that time she has enjoyed amazing success and a growing reputation as one of the country’s top artists and tutor. She has won numerous Art Awards and has a strong following.
Her impressive paintings are due to her ability to transform any chosen subject into visual poetic language. Over the years her work has changed greatly and continues to evolve with each painting. "I never want to be stuck painting only one way, one medium or only one subject matter. Variety is the spice of life and is especially that way for me with painting."