An Ode to my City, Canberra Panorama, view from Mount Ainslie by Valentyna Crane
This city has changed my life. Forever and for the better. This panoramic painting captures the grand view of Canberra and the essence of our city – the delicate balance between urban and nature.
The brilliant colours and high vantage point, surrounded by the quiet solitude of the mount Ainslie, have been engraved in my mind ever since I’ve seen that view for the first time.
View more of Valentyna’s paintings in the current Exhibition at our Canberra Art Gallery.
About the Artist
Valentyna Crane is an Australian artist, who re-discovered the techniques and knowledge she learned in a very different place, in the context of the nature, history and social fabric of Australia.
Valentyna follows Contemporary Impressionism, the style that focuses on the effects of changing light and weather, concentrates on feelings of moving air and emotions of the particular landscape scene.
She received her professional training in one of the oldest (founded in 1922) art schools on the territory of former USSR, with clear lineage to the famed Imperial Academy of Arts, one of the organisations that adopted Impressionism from its French creators, developed it and brought it into the 20th Century.
Valentyna was the Winner of the First Prize at the Royal Canberra Art Show 2019, Finalist of the Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize 2019, Highly Commended Award from Artists Society of Canberra; Exhibition “Space and Spaces” 2019