“Painting light is still one of my most important reasons why I paint; objects are just an excuse to arrange the melody of light.”
Regina Lyubovnaya was born in Moscow, Russia in December 1972. Regina’s educational path led her from the Moscow Institute of Arts, to Loyola Marymount University to the Pasadena Art Center of Design. Following this, she studied at the Florence Academy of Art and went on to the Student League of New York.
During her 30 years of painting, Regina has taught at Brentwood Art Center, Klein Academy, Los Angeles Fine Art Academy, and has conducted numerous workshops.
Regina paints because “there is nothing like being in a state of meditation, translating reality into the language of paint.” Regina’s vision is filtered through sensitivity to magical light; this light is the soul of her paintings. In her work, she seeks a balance between traditional realism and expressive abstraction; images are not merely illustrations but are sculptures of paint. The paintings are about the surface as much as the subject matter. The richness of her paint, the brilliance of her colors and the expressiveness of her brushstrokes all work together to create a timeless illusion of her reality.
Regina has had over 20 solo art shows and has been represented by fine art galleries such as Monarch Gallery (La Jolla), Lotton Gallery (Chicago), Bellagio International Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale), Paul Scott Gallery (Scottsdale), Village Gallery (Beverly Hills), and New Masters Gallery (Carmel-by-the-Sea). She has been published in Art Collectors, Southwest Art, Western Design and Architecture, and International Art Collector.