A Belarusian artist – Helena Alexandra Reut – currently lives and works in Cambridge, in her studio on Barton Rd.
Her mesmerising oil paintings are inspired by her native Belarus’. There are also ink drawings and hand-embroidered cushions with traditional Slavic folk motifs.
You can arrange to meet the artist and see her work in her studio by appointment – please contact Helena on email@example.com (you may write to her in English, Belarusian or Russian!)
Click here for images of Helena Reut’s art.
Helena Alexandra Reut on Belarus’: “It’s a country of indescribable beauty. Not a radiant beauty, it doesn’t blind you – it’s a weightless beauty, like a wisp of smoke, light as a cloud, transparent and spectre-like. Our fairy tales and legends embody this beauty. Belarus’ is called the blue-eyed country, because there are so many lakes, from the great lakes you can see from outer space to the tiny lakes hidden in the forest, so deep that people call them bottomless, full of life and mystery. The forests are still inhabited by strange and magical creatures. The entire atmosphere engulfs and captivates. There is not a living soul who could forget or remain indifferent to this country if they went there.”