This professional scuba diver artist creates unbelievable paintings under the water

Art is everything and living by this notion to the tee is scuba diver and painting artist: Olga Belka who can create unbelievable paintings of the water life by diving right to the ocean bed! Yup, that’s right! While anyone can spill out their imagination on a canvas at home, there are few like Olga who can create stunning art under water.

A Russian born diving instructor and professional underwater painter, Olga specializes in portraits and still life paintings, many of which are inspired by underwater creatures and plants. The Thailand-based artist apparently carries her personal painting set (replete with paints, brushes and a canvas) right to the ocean’s bed where she sets shop and paints for hours at one stretch. She carefully observes the underwater movements and captures the awe-inspiring scenes on canvas by staying meditatively under the water for up to six hours on rare occasions. She further uses only water-friendly paints and other environment-safe equipment to capture her imagination for the world.

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Commenting on her skills, Olga said, “I wanted to capture the underwater beauty and share my impressions with other people. She further added, “An artist is not a profession, it is a mission. I want to share my vision of the underwater kingdom with the world. That is why I do painting underwater. For me, the sea is a boundless resource of inspiration and energy.” Whoever said ‘Art knows no bounds’ was probably right!

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