Born in Canada – @verakiss_art
Vera Kisseleva is an award-winning landscape artist living and working in Fergus, Ontario.
A native of Russia now based in rural Ontario, Vera has always been drawn to “the great outdoors” and she has her fill, living amongst endless corn and wheat fields, along with parks and lakes, where she and her family spend much time hiking, cycling, and kayaking—all of which constantly fuel her artistic inspiration. Indeed, it’s no exaggeration to say that she “lives her art.”
Vera studied fine arts and applied arts in college and worked for years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. Moving to Canada, though, and rediscovering nature’s vibrancy on such an immense scale drew her to painting, which she immediately saw as the ideal means for conveying the visual splendour of her new home.
“In my paintings, I try to express something that catches my eye at a specific point in time,” says Vera. “There are dramatic moments happening constantly in nature, which are infinitely varied not only visually, but also emotionally. It’s this personal impact—between what I see and how I feel—that’s really at the core of my work.”
Vera’s bold colors, thick brush strokes, and the quick pace at which she works are the means through which she is able to deftly capture and express some of the many sublime moments she experiences. She often does pencil and watercolor sketches outdoors—en plein air; and then uses these sketches and/or reference photos to make her finished pieces on canvas with oil or acrylic paint.
Her work can be found in private collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
CHeckout more artworks at: https://gogomagazine.in/category/magazine/arts-volume-7/