My name is Svetlana (Lana) Kloogh. I was born in Belarus and have been living in New Zealand since 2002.

My journey in the art world began in July of 2016 when I felt a strong urge and impulse to step into an art shop to buy some oil paints. I had no idea what to do with them at first, so when I came home with a bag full of brush kits and student grade paints, I made my first attempt at creating something.

It reminded me of a child’s kindergarten painting. I had a lot to learn! Devouring YouTube channel videos of different art styles and techniques, learning so many new things each day, it became a rush, increasing my depth of knowledge about the different types of paint, canvasses, gesso, sealer, brushes, inks and on and on it went. More and more I realised that I enjoyed painting. Initially landscapes and portraits then ranging through to abstract designs and interpretations of galaxies.

I have been taking private lessons from a local artist named Anneloes Douglas and Anneloes has supported and guided me into different arrays and directions.

A nursing and beautician background, I have a strong passion and involvement with reiki and energy healing. I do my best to combine art with healing. I do my best to combine art with the healing crystals. Real selenite crystals are often used to heal and help with negative energies, attention disorders, pregnancies and much more.

Time and effort, and a ton of care, I have spilt my heart into each of my works every time I grab a brush or tinker with resin. My resin art has a multitude of layers infused with acrylic paints, alcohol inks, minerals and glowing powder (in some instances) to give the painting a three-dimensional look and depth. These pieces can glow in the dark for up to eight hours with only half an hour of light … any source of light.

My new found love of art has given me a new purpose and has opened my heart and mind to a whole new universe of creativity. My hope is that you will appreciate and enjoy my paintings and the many, many more ideas and creations coming.

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