This piece was painted during the darkest times I have ever experienced. It felt like a shadow cast on everything around me. I was wondering what can be darker than the darkest. Shadow has its light in it. But it also has something inside that is darker than anything. This part of a shadow is called Umbra.

- Suzanna Orlova

Umbra #1

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 3 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.