Meet Regina Lyubovnaya
“Painting Light is still one of my most important reasons why I paint; subjects are just an excuse to arrange the melody of light.”
“People often say to me “Oh, you are so talented!” and I think to myself, no – I am just so lucky and…stubborn! I was not one of those children who are born with a brush in their hands. Art didn’t really interest me until I was 15 years old.
I knew that I wanted to be a traditional painter, but 30 years ago, traditional training was hard to find, and so my path led me through many schools and places – Loyola Marymount University, Art Center College of Design, Florence Academy, Italy and the Student League in New York. All these schools, and still, I fell into a fog of confusion until I got lucky and met David Leffel, a master painter who became my guide for the next seven years. David often said, “Painting is logical, and therefore it’s learnable.”
I really wanted to learn it, and with great stubbornness, I painted a few hundred bad paintings before something started to shift. Every artist has their own journey. Mine was long, and every day I feel lucky to be painting, to be learning, to be discovering.”
Regina paints still lives, figures, animals, and landscapes.