Profile: Anton Pavlenko

Artist Profile

Anton Pavlenko

Sleepless Forest, 24 x 48", Oil, © Anton Pavlenko
Sleepless Forest                                             24 x 48"                                           Oil

"I prefer to focus less on capturing a visual snapshot

and more on a dynamic observation

which employs all my senses."

   Self-taught oil painter, Anton Pavlenko, creates expressive works evocative of the Oregon landscape near his home and studio. The paintings are very personal, an exploration not only of the subject, but of his deep sensual connection to the moment he is observing and painting. They border on the abstract while retaining a strong connection to the landscape. His work has been included in many juried exhibitions across the country and has been featured in national publications. He has won numerous top awards for his paintings.

Willamette Valley, 20 x 24", Oil, © Anton Pavlenko
Willamette Valley                                 20 x 24"                                   Oil

   When you do work outdoors, what are you looking for in a subject? How do you retain your initial emotional response to the subject within your painting?

   When paintings landscapes, I prefer to paint places that I’m familiar with. I feel that I can connect to a subject that shares some history with me. Maybe like a favorite place to hike, picnic, swim, etc. It’s easier to draw upon these memories and retain that emotional connection while painting.

Hazy Afternoon, 16 x 20", Oil, © Anton Pavlenko
Hazy Afternoon                             16 x 20"                                Oil

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