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About Olga Belka

Olga Belka is a professional underwater artist, the only underwater portraitist in the world. She developed a unique technology of painting in salt water, allowing her to paint pictures from nature, detailing the smallest details of the underwater world.

Over the past few years alone, seven personal exhibitions of underwater painting have been held in different countries. Olga participated in international projects and events. You can see videos about Olga’s art on TV.

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Olga Belka is a solo diver and a diving instructor. In addition, she is a professional artist and art teacher.

The last five years she has been mainly living in Thailand and teaching diving to children and adults. She can teach from the beginner to the professional level. But what people who can’t afford scuba diving do? How can they see underwater beauties? It is impossible to render this beauty with photos and videos. Every time, while scuba diving, Olga Belka wanted to capture the underwater beauty and share her impressions with other people. Olga always says that to be an artist is more than profession, it is a mission. She wants to share her vision of the underwater kingdom with the world. That is why she creates paintings underwater. The sea is a boundless resource of inspiration and energy for her.

Great experience in both painting and diving helped overcome optical distortions in color and shape in the water column. In addition, it was important to invent paints that do not harm the sea and marine life and an underwater easel that does not hurt the seabed. After several years of experiments, Olga managed to achieve not only the desired visual effect and environmental friendliness, but also the durability of the paintings. Each paintings required from two to six dives, and every dive lasts up to two and a half hours. She need to work quickly, clearly. She creates paintings completely from beginning to end from nature on the seabed.

Olga Belka paints not only corals, fishes, turtles and other sea life. But she also works with staging. She creates various story compositions. For example, stories of treasure. To do this, she uses additional props, safe for marine life.

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Having gained experience in painting underwater landscapes, Olga Belka set about creating a completely new art direction – an underwater portrait. In the water column, you obey to completely different laws of physics a person is surrounded by new unfamiliar energies and a completely different harmony. And only an underwater artist, who is under the authority of the same energies, can put them on the canvas.

Inspired by the sea beauty, Ordinary people pose for Olga Belka under the water. Entering the resonance with her underwater models she creates incredible scenes and compositions. People, who have tried themselves in the role of underwater models, say that this is not just a completely new experience, but also a transforming event. Underwater portrait allows you to see yourself differently, rethink your life path and re-gain contact with yourself.

Now Olga Belka has a travel life, painting in the tropical seas.

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