Oxana Kravtsova was born in Kazakhstan in 1984. In 1994, together with her parents and sister, she moved to Russia where she graduated from art school, but in the end, she chose a profession not related to creativity. Since 2014, she has been living in Slovenia, where she began her creative career under the nickname OXYPOINT.
The artist paints her inspiration from the landscapes of the country in which she now lives, in fabulous forests, high hills, the sea, meadows, rivers and lakes. And in people who really care about nature, love and protect it, try to make it even more beautiful. She uses 2 very different techniques – one transparent watercolor, the other impasto oil painting. Oxana paints her oil paintings completely with a palette knife without diluting the paint with a solvent. Thick strokes are obtained that look spectacular. She likes watercolor for its unpredictability, transparency and tenderness. She believes that watercolor is perhaps the most difficult technique in painting, and this is what attracts her to her – you can never know in advance exactly what the picture will turn out, watercolor itself decides how to lay down on paper, and she only directs it. Oxana Kravtsova paints in the technique of realism, expressionism and impressionism, constantly learning from contemporary artists and improving her style in her work.
The main achievements in creativity in recent years:
CONTEST WINNER in the “Global Art Connection Watercolour Exposition France-Poland 2022
Top-200 MERIT AWARD artists out of 3725 participants in the International Watercolour Masters 2022, England
TOP-50 in the selection for an international exhibition to the Fine Arts Association in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 2021
DIPLOMA/RECOGNITION of the 4th Castra International Watercolor Festival 2021 (was among the 16 winners among 300 selected participants). 2021, Slovenia
Finalist and nominee for “The Special Award” in the “Step by Step” – International Foundation Contemporary Watercolor Art, Gdansk, Poland, 2021
MERIT AWARD in the 1st INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION & COMPETITION organized by the IWS SINGAPORE, 2022
CONTEST WINNER in the international Pyrenees watercolour contest&exhibition organized by the IWM Aquarelle Pyrénéenne (France). 2021