Artist Vitaly Semenchenko

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  As an artist, I am always working to develop my artworks which speak about the beauty and life around us through my heart and eyes. I do not limit myself to one medium, style or concept, but prefer realism and most of the time I get ideas for bigger artworks when working from life. I like to compare painting and drawing with the music and performances of singers’ or instrument players’ performances. I am inspired by the craftsmanship of old masters. Recently, I discovered my old clarinet that my mother bought for me when I played it in school. Although I was a good player, I realized my calling is to be an artist and it would be better for me to sing through my art than to do so with instruments.


     Vitaly Semenchenko was born in southern Ukraine. He studied at the Crimean Art College 4 years and graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts and studied for 6 years at the world renowned Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, Russia under famous professor Alexander Zaytsev. He taught thousands of students for over 50 years and Vitaly Semenchenko, one of his top pupils, graduated with a Master of Fine Arts. (Vitaly Semenchenko can also be found under Alexander Zaytsev's top pupils on Wikipedia:)
     After graduating, Vitaly continues to paint and draw in a broad range of mediums creating portraits, landscapes, still lifes, murals, drawings of animals, restores old oil paintings, and makes unique paints using old master’s recipes. He also teaches how to draw and paint from life and use different art materials and techniques.
    Vitaly actively participates in local, national, and international exhibits. In the US, he started exhibiting his artworks with prominent international artists in the International Images art Gallery in Pittsburgh , PA. In 2015, he was the finalist in the National Juried Show in Oxford, PA and also received a Certificate of Excellence in the 17th Annual International Portrait Competition by Portrait Society of America. His work can be seen in the Art of The Portrait 3rd Quarter 2015 magazine. In 2017, he won First place-best of show in the National Juried Show in Elkton Arts Alliance, MD. He also won the Second Place Award in the Fall 2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society Online International Exhibit.His artworks were seen at the Delaware College Art and Design 20th anniversary exhibition in April 2018.  In June 2018, he won the First Place prize in Drawing Competition at one of the oldest US Art Clubs, The Plastic Club in Philadelphia, PA. Recently, [...]

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