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ZAKHAR SOMOV

SLANT OF LIGHT

9 x 12

Oil painting

SOUTH CAROLINA SUMMER

9 x 12

Oil painting

TRAIL

9 x 12

Oil painting

SOUTH CAROLINA SPRING

9 x 12

Oil painting

SOUTH CAROLINA WINTER

11 x 14

Oil painting

SECOND LAKE

8 X 10

Oil painting

FOGGY CARMEL

6 x 8

Oil painting

WAY OF THE WATER

8 x 10

Oil painting

RUSHING WATER

8 x 10

Oil painting

ROCK CREEK

8 x 10

Oil painting

MILL CREEK

6 x 8

Oil painting

LEE VINING CREEK

6 x 8

Oil painting

ASPENS

8 x 10

Oil painting

LAST LIGHT

5 x 7

Oil painting

SUNSET OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN

6 x 8

Oil painting

ASPEN GROVE

8 x 10

Oil painting

OLD BARN

8 x 10

Oil painting

PRETTY PLACE

8 x 10

Oil painting

SUNSET AT BISHOP

8 x 10

Oil painting

BEAR CREEK SPIRE

8 x 10

Oil painting

SILVER LAKE

8 x 10

Oil painting

ABOUT THE ARTIST: ZAKHAR SOMOV

I was born in a small town in south western Russia. Half a year later my parents, in search of a better future, older brother and I immigrated to California from the former Soviet Union shortly after its collapse. My father an artist, who finished art school in Ukraine, was and is a big influence in my life. He Introduced the world of art to me when I was quite young. After nine years of living in California my family moved to Alaska where the beautiful state inspired me to paint its landscapes and I tried my best to capture the majestic vastness of the land. When I turned eighteen in 2012 I went to Pensacola Christian College, Florida where I majored in art and studied oil painting with Brian Jekel and other great teachers. For my college internship I spent a summer studying with TJ Cunningham were I had significant break through in understanding color. After graduation, I worked for a historical architectural restoration company in New York City. I kept pursuing art while I lived in New York and took advantage of the art recourses the city had to offer and studied at the Art Students League of New York and Bridgeview School of Fine Art in Long Island with Ilya Mirochnik. After a year I left the city life and moved to the charming South Carolina countryside closer to family where I am now working on developing my art.

This journey we call life I believe is the ultimate form of art and my mission is to reflect this journey in my artwork in hope of creating a deeper connection and awareness to its mysteries and wonders. I’m inspired by observing nature and its nuances of color, light, edges and textures. I focus on capturing these nuances from life and paint from nature on location with the naked eye. I am also equally inspired to paint people in their human essence capturing something deeper than the surface. My effort is to capture the authentic character and soul of every person I’m painting. In my art I wish to give praise to my Creator, the Artist of this beautiful universe. It is always a humbling experience when studying from nature or the human form and through it the mysterious great Intelligence is seen. I attempt to capture it all, to the purest form, to the best of my ability a brushstroke at time.

I mainly work with oil paints on linen and charcoal on paper. My art style is a combination of naturalism, realism, and impressionism. I have been greatly influenced by the great masters of the past, a few of my favorites are Fechin, Repin, Levitan, Zorn, Sargent, Mancini, Sorolla, Monet, Fredrick Remington, Richard Schmid, Edgar Payne, Bouguereau and many more including contemporary artists that also had an influence in my art development a few I would like to mention are Jeremy Lipking (with whom I took a landscape workshop in June 2023), Frank Serrano, Glenn Dean, Valeriy Kagounkin, Tamara Magdalina, Daniel Gerhartz, Carolyne Anderson, Kevin Macpherson, Casey Baugh and more.

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