Svitlana is an ancestral master of Petrykivka decorative painting from the village in Dnipropetrovsk region bearing the same name. She paints various items from wood and other materials in “Petrykivka” tradition.
A characteristic feature of Petrykivka decorative painting is its surface nature: the entire painting lies as if unfolded on the plane of a wall, a panel or paper of a decorative plate. At the same time the lines of stems and twigs never intersect and a lot of the painting elements (flowers, leaves, berries etc.) have silhouette images, which fact emphasizes the decorative nature of the painting.