Artists Of Mcclain Cellars
The secret is in throwing a paint emotionally on a canvas and removing what you don’t like while leaving what is beautiful.You then repeat it until you get an artwork.
I used to combine real world and bright colors from the childhood so in some terms I think I can call myself a self-taught artist.
However, I got an artistic education in the studio of Tolmachev M.S., an artist and an honored teacher. As a member of this studio I had participated in exhibitions in Japan and Poland. Later I expanded my education by studying design and decor.
After finishing my education I spent time mostly in travel: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Spain, Italy – lots of countries. I met with people, their stories, local myths and legends. It was so inspiring – I started to write book and poetry.
But it was not enough: images, shapes and memories urged me to return to painting, and so I did.
I like history, myths, and legends – all of it inspires me to paint. But most of all I like emotions – our regular daily life is a diverse mix of different feelings. Love, joy, desire, sadness and many others – all of them I try to catch and then express through colors and balanced harmonious forms. I use a palette knife and try to express emotions in fast large strokes so I do not lose the feelings and visions they have brought. I never plan ahead color variations and shades and I do not sketch faces since sketches are useless with very thick layers of paint. For me, all of these paintings are living spontaneous process and clean improvisation.
I’m still trying new styles, forms and subjects. I’m trying to mix different styles that are commonly considered “incompatible” so I rarely work with only one painting at a time, and I hardly have a day without painting something.
I hope you can see something in my art that can attract and inspire you as it does to me.