Artist Svetlana Shorey joins PAStA gallery


The Professional Artists of St. Augustine (PAStA) Fine Art Gallery, 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, has welcomed a new artist, Svetlana Shorey, to its membership. Shorey will exhibit for sale her intricate oil landscapes and floral arrangements and watercolors, and offer commissioned portraits.

Born in central Russia, Shorey began painting at a young age. Her early work was reflective of traditional Russian decorative painting and iconography and the use of gouache, tempera and watercolors. Along with her four-year degree in the arts, she also began to teach art to elementary through high school students and bring her skills and talents to the Moscow Textile industry.

Upon moving to the U.S., she pursued her arts while teaching at Ezra Academy in Woodbridge, Connecticut. She has additionally taken classes in interior decorating and design before making the move to Florida.

She continues to create commissioned works from portraits to mural paintings, faux finishes and other custom artwork for businesses and private residences. She employs both oils and watercolors and will feature both in the gallery on alternating months.

“I would describe myself as an adventurous artist with an unremitting curiosity and admiration for the phenomenon of sunlight and moonlight, and for all of Mother Nature’s creations or revelations,” Shorey said. “This is why I decided to dedicate my entire artistic mind to reflecting on the beauty of our world. I believe that this would be a powerful inspiration to anyone who sees my artwork and especially for those who need positive reassurance.”

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