Realist painter Victoria Novak began her artistic career as an interior designer in her native Russia, where she graduated from the Academy of Arts.
For many years she enjoyed a successful career as a designer in her home city. After that, she moved from Russia to Europe where she received a Masters Degree in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milan. After that, she started working in one of the most outstanding international architectural firms in the world studio Fuksas in Rome.
A move to Rome, where her love of Italian Renaissance art was fostered, inspired Victoria to devote herself to painting. She began to experiment with Old Master painting techniques but applying them within a more contemporary context. Of adopting the time-honored techniques, Victoria says “At first it was more out of curiosity, but in the end, I discovered a method that helps me to realize my ideas in the most satisfying way.”
Working with incredible attention to detail, colour, and form, Victoria paints portraits and still lifes that deliver drama and beauty in organic, natural ways.
She currently lives in Italy, where she continues to develop as an artist and illustrator. In 2018 she became an Adobe Partner joining the “Start with Stock” program for Adobe Stock.
Victoria’s work has been featured in International Artist Magazine and American Art Collector and included in numerous juried exhibitions. Her paintings can also be found in private collections in Russia, Malta, Italy, Switzerland and the US.