In this painting, I worked to depict those "blurry" traces visible on slow shutter photographs - they always look mysterious to me. Fast moving arms can look like wings on some of these photos. But I have never came across a painting showing this effect. So I thought to myself, why not? Let's paint an angel's portrait.

- Suzanna Orlova

I Saw an Angel

Oil painting on stretched linen
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Suzanna Orlova
Nanaimo, Canada

Getting to Know Suzanna

Suzanna Orlova exclusively uses shades of red and black in her paintings. This is largely because she was born color blind. Her vision deficiency did not stop her from being interested in painting at a young age, and honing her skills as a self-taught artist. Suzanna’s work is haunting, eerie, and emotional. The painterly realism she employs in capturing her subjects is technically remarkable for the water-based media she uses. Bordering on surrealism, each painting leaves the viewer feeling deeply moved. Suzanna lives and works on Vancouver Island, Canada.