Sergej Ovcharuk

Sergei Ovcharuk (Sulima) is a dreamer and a romantic, with the soul of a sailor and the delicate hands of an artist.  Sergei’s paintings offer a fresh view on the classic style, and immerse us in the mysteriously spiritual world of impressionism.  The amazing combination of the old master’s painting traditions with expressive colors awakens imagination and leads to deep philosophical thinking.

Ovcharuk was born in 1963, in Lvov, Ukraine.  He graduated from the Khmelnitskiy School of Arts in 1980.  His youthful romanticism led him to the door of Russia’s oldest maritime school, LVIMU (now State Marine Academy) in St. Petersburg. However, under the influence of this historic city – one of the world centers of the arts and culture – he found himself consumed with a desire to follow a creative path, and took up the study of painting.

The romantic component of the artist’s soul inevitably led him to impressionism, where the vitality of Sergei’s creativity met with bold harmonies of color, the fruit of which constantly attract us with their dazzling newness and unpredictability.  For his impressionistic paintings, the master primarily uses the pallet knife. In Ovcharuk opinion, the knife offers the best tool for his “blind painting” technique, which provides an excellent (and accurate) reflection of his soul.