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Emerald Coral Reef, 2023

by Olga Nikitina

Painting : oil, canvas, Knife Painting 29.5 x 39.4 x 0 inch


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Painting: oil, canvas, Knife Painting

Dimensions cm inch

29.5 x 39.4 x 0 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed


Abstract artworks

Under Water


Abstract art


Abstract expressionism



Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: South Africa

Materials: Oil, Cotton Canvas, Palette Knife.
Size: 30x40" (110x80cm unstretched size)
Shipping: Rolled in tube, gallery standards packaging, Express Shipping with tracking number.

Enhance your original oil painting collection with this vibrant and captivating artwork. Titled "Emerald Coral Reef," this bright abstract seascape painting offers a unique addition to any space. It is painted on large cotton canvas, with the sides also painted, needs to be mounted on wooden support.
Renowned artist Olga Nikitina has signed the artwork on both the front and back, ensuring its authenticity. Created using a palette knife technique, this tropical fish painting exhibits a remarkable sense of movement, bringing the underwater scene to life.
The impasto painting style, achieved by employing a palette knife, adds incredible depth and texture to the artwork, giving it a truly immersive feel. By displaying this abstract coral reef painting, you can infuse your home or office with an exotic atmosphere.
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Olga Nikitina, Emerald Coral Reef
Olga Nikitina

Olga Nikitina

Mexico  • 1983

The main focus of my painting is underwater marine life. 

Underwater I have learnt not only about the many life-forms, but the shapes and colors of everything in that realm continue to blow my mind. After diving, when at home I work hard to remember what I have just seen underwater – and what I remember is not always exactly what I wish to show - this realization led me to underwater painting – taking a slow exposure photograph right next to my subject.

I have been working as a dive instructor in Egypt for the last 5 years. I absolutely fell in love with the Red Sea, with its beautiful and colorful underwater life, spectacular drop-off views and magnificent coral reefs. I love to take underwater pictures but I feel as well that it is not enough to communicate my admiration for the Red Sea. I realize I can do it only through my soul – through my painting. And the best way to feel inspiration it is to be there, to be a part of marine life, to be immersed in the underwater environment.

Painting underwater is completely different from traditional painting above the surface. When I am underwater I feel the ocean energy and unity with nature, silence around, only I can hear my breathing and sometimes fish rambling. It is easy to enter a trance state when painting underwater. Rays from the sun penetrating through the water are magical - you can see and feel that this is the point where two different worlds intersect and mix – and this is a favorite subject to reflect in my paintings. 

I believe that with my paintings more people will fall in love with the world of the sea, and become involved in the protection of our oceans for future generations to enjoy and wonder at. That is what I wish to come of these works and this experience in my life.

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