Valery Koroshilov


Artist Statement

I was born in Russia and received an architectural education.

Fifteen years ago I have found home in Britain. I work in two studios: one in London, and one – on a Greek Island of Samos, where I travel every summer to paint to.

My artistic career has started in 1992 after an exhibition of graphic works in Amsterdam. That first public exposure led to the invitations from three more galleries to show my work. Since then I exhibit regularly, and participated in more than 100 exhibitions worldwide.

In London I have shown with Roy Miles, Albermarle, The Mall Galleries, Westminster Gallery, West-Eleven, Llewellyn Alexander, Royal College of Art, the BOC Covent Garden Festival and Olympia.

In 2000 the first pictures had been sold at the auctions-on-line on the >Sothebys.com and included into the BritArt Directory, 2001.

In 2004 the painting “Masquerade” has been chosen among thousands of images to represent the Annual Chelsea Art Fair and has been widely featured in the national press, including The Times, The World of Interiors, The London Guide, This Is London, The Antique Trade Gazette, and The Sunday Times.

Presented by Britart.com, several pictures had been shown at the Classic FM Festival aux Quat’Saisons, where they accompanied the performances of some of the most creative classical musicians of our time: Emma Johnson, the Sorrel Quartet and Julian Lloyd Webber.

In 2005 a British Fine Art Publisher has produced a Portfolio of Limited Edition Signed Prints featuring 12 images based on my original paintings (Post Impressions, Aliasart).

A major project has just been completed for the P&O Company, where the designers of the new UK’s biggest luxury cruise ship Ventura commissioned me to create more than thirty large paintings and murals. Dame Helen Mirren officially opened it in April 2008.

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