Artist Statement of Vitaliy Mashchenko

"I started painting for myself and I did it the way I liked it. In sometime I felt I needed to share my works with people and see their response. Surprisingly, people liked my works. I was so inspired that I went on and on. Why do I paint nature? I can’t say for sure… I also would like to try painting portraits. However, impressionism is closer to me. Actually, anything could be painted in that style, but nature is still my favourite line. I don’t want to rush things, I let them take their normal course. At present, I am happy to share my mood through painted nature and I am more than happy to know that there are people who like my art. It is good to know that my works make people happy or appease them, or maybe give something to the viewer or somehow help." - Vitaliy Mashchenko