Found!! Original artist par excellence – Aleks Kargopoltsev
A scarletcanvas exclusive! Fresh off the easel of Aleks Kargopoltsev!!!
I just simply have to write about Aleks Kargopoltsev. Ever since I stopped at his studio during my LaConner, Skagit Valley, WA trip a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t stopped talking about the extraordinary paintings I saw or thinking about these exceptional paintings…..
The woman with violin was a sort of deja-vu moment for me. In one of my earlier blogs I wrote that as an art buyer, we need to look for the personal connection with the artwork and with this painting, it just happened to me! It was like finding a soulmate!
But let us talk about the artist who created this magic. Aleks moved to the US in 1993 from Russia. By the age of 4, Aleks was drawing and by age 13 passed the rigorous tests that allowed him to enter an art school in his home town of Kostroma, about 200 miles northeast of Moscow. He paints landscapes and seascapes in plein air, portraits, cubist, abstract, contemporary – it is almost like, name it and you’ll find it at Aleks’ studio!
Here is a sneak peek into some of Alek’s versatile creations – from his cubist recreation of the Last Supper to shades of the nature that he so loves….
You can find more of Alek’s paintings here at his website: http://www.aleksandrkargopoltsev.com
Since settling in Arlington, Washington, Aleks has taught at the Andersen Center in Edmonds, Mukilteo, Tri-Dee in Mt. Vernon, The Gene Nastri Community School of the Arts, and Alek’s Studio and Art Gallery in La Conner. If you want to get in touch with Aleks or visit his studio or take classes from him, here are the details:
Alek’s contact details:
I’ll leave you now to soak into the mesmerizing beauty of Alek’s paintings…
Until next time….
Posted on May 10, 2011, in Abstract, Contemporary, Paintings and tagged Aleks kargopoltsev, art, artists, Northwest, oil paintings, original, Original artists, painting, Puget Sound, Seattle, Seattle artists, Skagit Valley. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.