Andrey Shirokov-(b.1960) is an artist with exemplary talent. His interpretation of the spirit of the art saturates his paintings with a unique expressive richness. Although each new subject seems to dictate the style and approach, his paintings are always alive with color, light, texture, atmosphere, energy and emotion.
At an early age, Shirokov’s interest and aptitude in art was nurtured and encouraged by his mother. Andrey is from very fames art-family, his grandfather, grandmother and mother are well-known painters. He finished Kirov Art School in 1980.
In the course of establishing for his own “artistic roots”, Shirokov was influenced by the Russian Artists, Repin, Serov, Nicolai Feshin. He found additional inspiration in the works of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Joaquin Sorola. Much of his subject matter is strongly influenced by, but not limited to, his native Russia. He enjoys capturing the charm and authenticity of old Russian villages as well as their habitants.
Shirokov’s work includes: figures, portraits, still life, and landscapes. He is a painter with a great talent and the dedication to succeed. His goal is to continue to develop his ability to express the anatomy and form as well as color and composition in terms of the artistic disciplines employed by the Old Masters.