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Alexandra Otieva-French artist of Russian origin gained international fame as a talented aquarellist with a unique bright personality.

She works with watercolour on wet paper, one of the most complex painting techniques. In this technique, we expect to see paintings of a small format, but the paintings of Alexandra can reach the size of more than 1 meter. It should be noted that the artist in her works does not use white and black colors.

Her portfolio has more than three hundred works. Her paintings occupy a worthy place in private collections in Moscow, Paris, Nice, Monaco, Montreux, Vladivostok, New York and many other cities in the world, and are accepted for storage in museums, the latter in the museum of A.S. Pushkin in Moscow. She is the winner of many exhibitions and competitions.

Watercolour is a fickle and rebellious technique. And does not readily reveal the secrets its of substance to just anyone. The circle of its admirers is extensive, not so for the number of artists mastering the technique. This technique is one of dabs, breathy strokes, and delicate subtly highlighted shapes. Alexandra Otieva is a master of watercolour on wet paper—one of the most difficult watercolour techniques.

When looking at her work, our first impression is that the artist is guided by the spontaneous perception she has of the world. A slight sadness felt on a pale autumn day, the magic of the Russian winter snow, and the sensation of the materiality of the world are revealed in a vine without leaves, in a sunflower, in the mother-of-pearl of a shell, or even in the radiant reflections of a samovar... In parallel with this, in her works, we can see a lot of expressions and bright colors, which distinguishes her works from traditional watercolor paintings, which in the view of the viewer have mainly pastel tones. In the landscapes series the decorative effect becomes secondary. The mood is predominant here, it is a mandatory component of a watercolour landscape. 

Diversity and emotional generosity are qualities not only of the watercolours but also of the artist.

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From the Iris series, 2012
Hope, 2013
Poppies, 2013