Biography of Viktor Kucheryavy

Viktor Kucheryavy is a Ukrainian painter. His foray into fine art started rather spontaneously. Although curious about trying his hand at painting since childhood, it wasn't until the age of 35 that Viktor finally decided to give it a try. One December morning 10 years ago, he was walking by an art supplies store and felt the urge to go in. He bought his first canvas and paints then and there.

At that point of time, he was a family man and a fairly successful businessman with no art training whatsoever (his initial education was in engineering). But once he started painting, he hasn't been able to put down my brushes for long.

Kucheryavvy perused books and experimented with techniques to teach himself the essentials, and then to find his own voice as an artist. He has always been fascinated by the beauty of nature and the miracle of life, which drew him to painting landscapes and portraits. Viktor is mesmerised by light and its power to illuminate the essential, and waters and its ability to mirror and reflect. Kucheryavvy relishes the challenge of making his pieces look as realistic as possible.

Kucheryavvy is happy in knowing that his art can be found in private collections across not just Ukraine, but also France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, China, Russia and the US. When not painting, he loves spending time with his wife and sons, fishing, and working in their orchard.