Ludmila Curilova is compelled
to paint. Her canvas is the 'looking glass' through which she
views and interprets the world. It is also how she responds
to it, expressing herself through colour, texture and subject.
Born in Kishniev, Moldova, Ludmila was raised in an atmosphere
of artistic exploration. Her father was a set designer and scene
painter for Moldova's National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Her mother was a ballerina at the same theatre company and together
they instilled a love and appreciation for the arts in all their
children. As a result, one of her brothers is also an artist
and another is a famous Eastern European writer.
Along with the skills taught to her by her father, Curilova
received her formal art training at the College of Art in Kishniev.
From there she began building her reputation and attracting
a lot of interest.
paintings are in great demand. She exhibited in several prominent
Russian and Moldavian galleries where her paintings had international
appeal. Her work can be found in many private collections in
Israel, Germany, France ,Canada, United State and now England.
In 2001 Ludmila Curilova left her country and moved to Canada."
One of my greatest desires is to see as much of our world as
possible and Canada is a country that really gives me such a
possibility along with a stable life and future for my family."
The change of country, society and lifestyle has invigorated
her. Each new day is filled with exciting possibilities, rekindling
her passion and commitment to her work.
Curilova describes her art as not typically Russian. She uses
a combination of brushes and art knives to create her unique
style. Symbolism plays an important role in her paintings; some
of these symbols are understandable to everyone and others have
a very private meaning." I still believe in fairy tales.
One of my
favourite expressions is that every woman is a princess inside."
Though she's no longer waiting for her prince, these romantic
and enchanted characters still live deep within her soul, inspiring
Ludmila to give them life upon her canvas. A true artist, Ludmila
Curilova transforms her life experience and imagination into
beautifully rendered still life and figurative works, allowing
us the special opportunity to see the world through her 'looking