- By Don Dwiggins
- Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Lyudmila Skorodinskaya has been compared to the epitome of a Russian Artist. Her work is described as full of passion for the subjects she paints, the process of painting and for the color she uses with her images taking on a glow from within.<
Lyudmila Skorodinskaya was born in Siberia. She graduated from Tomsk State University, where she later taught pedagogy and psychology. At the same time, she worked as the principal of the University’s elementary school, posing art as one of the main subjects. After coming to the U.S.in 2003, she switched from teaching to learning, by enrolling in the art classes taught by the artist Elizabeth Ross. As an artist, She works with oils and pastels. Her strength is use of bright colors in portraits and still life. She derives her inspiration from the deep tradition of Russian art. Lyudmila has been turning heads since she became an artist. Six months after her relocation to the U.S., her work was exhibited at the Central Piedmont Community College and Queens Gallery in Charlotte, NC. In December of 2004, Lyudmila’s painting “The portrait of Lisa” won first prize during an art show at Queens Gallery in Charlotte. Among her works, are landscapes, still life, icons - yet especially prevalent are the portraits - lively and expressional. Fifteen of her paintings are currently in private collections in different cities throughout the country.
Currently a sampling of her paintings are on display at Central Library through June 30th. Originally from Siberia, Lyudmila now lives in Charlotte. This is her first show in Winston-Salem. For more on the artist visit her website at http://skorodinskaya.webs.com.