Svetlana B. Beattie is an oil painter living in Augusta, Maine. She explores luminosity and color in nature with a sincere expression of joy and happiness. Her brushwork is expressively loose and aids the impression of the moment. The interplay of opposites creates the dynamic energy and emotional unity in her works. 2011 awards: ARTinME" 10.08.11 - Third Place, the winner of the John Edwards Jewelry & Design Award, is Svetlana Beattie of Augusta for her large oil painting "Tsunami." 05.2011, honored by Presidential Purchase Award, University of Maine at Augusta for painting "Sunrise".