This is my depiction of Mary and my feelings about her. With my brush I tried to express her loving heart and lots of joy and sorrow she had, being a mother. So this image came up my mind: it's her holding a dove. Her face is a bit sad, but it feels like she knows everything and still loves you.

- Suzanna Orlova

Mary With a Dove

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

18" h x 12" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.



Suzanna Orlova
Nanaimo, Canada

Getting to Know Suzanna

Suzanna Orlova exclusively uses shades of red and black in her watercolors. 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.