About Artist

BIO
Vera Kisseleva is an established award-wining artist best known for her paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape and nature’s dazzling colours that she believes are a great joy to experience and share with her collectors. Born in Russia, Vera studied fine arts in college and worked for years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. This Canadian painter is now based in rural Ontario where she is inspired by the visual splendor of her new home. 
Vera has been a full time artist for the last six years and in that short time has established herself as an accomplished landscape artist with collectors in North America, Europe and Australia.
Vera’s works can be viewed and purchased at Blue Crow Gallery, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Koyman Galleries, Chase Art Gallery and Westland Gallery.
ARTIST STATEMENT
Inspired by her travels, Vera Kisseleva uses Canadian landscape as both a backdrop and inspiration trying to express something that catches her eye at a specific point in time. She spends lots of time outdoors hiking, cycling, and kayaking to experience and capture dramatic moments that happen constantly in nature. Even though Canadian landscape she paints can be utterly familiar to many, every place she visits is absolutely unique and different based on the time of the day, weather, and the season.
Vera works in oils and acrylics and uses bold, vibrant colors in her work and thick brush strokes. Most of her pieces are done in her studio from a photograph and a memory of her recent nature encounters. This year Vera is planning to do more plein air pencil and watercolor sketches outdoors. These on-location studies then will be used to develop large studio works.
 Vera is influenced by Impressionism and it is seen in her works though the way she captures her emotional response to the natural environment. “It’s this personal impact—between what I see and how I feel—that’s really at the core of my work.” Other artistic inspirations include the group of seven, especially works of Tom Thomson, but she is trying to refresh the classic genre and make her own mark on Canadian contemporary art. Rich, diverse, and mesmerizing, Vera’s paintings can instantly enliven the most mundane of spaces in your home.
If you’d like to have a little piece of the Ontario’s landscape with you, one of Vera’s works are sure to please! The power of landscape art is that it lets us appreciate the diverse and beautiful gift of nature in our homes. No matter how far away your favourite natural landscape might be, landscape art will lift your spirits, day in day out.
 

Artist CV

AWARDS

2022 Best in Show Award, Riverdale Artwalk

2022 The Best Tree Award, Elora Plein Air Festival, Elora, ON Canada

2019 Winner at Quick Paint Competition. Elora Plein Air Festival, Elora, ON

2019 Sponsor Choice Award sponsored by Jim Quenneville, Paint Ontario Art Competition

2018 Honorable Mention, Minto Art Council, Harriston, ON, Canada

2017 The Best Garden Award, Grand River Painting Festival, Elora, ON, Canada

EDUCATION

2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts and Design, Far Eastern State University of Humanities, Khabarovsk, Russia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Life in Colour, Group exhibition, Westland Gallery, London, ON

2021 Big Idea Show, Paula White
Diamond  Gallery, Waterloo

2021 Elora Fergus Studio Tour,
Fergus,  ON

2021 Paint Ontario 2021 Art Competition, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON Canada

2021 Square Foot Show Spring

2021 The First Day of Spring, Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2020 Art in the Open, Elora ON

2020 Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, ON

2020 Summer group show, Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2020 Paint Ontario 2020 Art Competition, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON Canada

2019 Elora Fergus Studio Tour, Fergus, ON

2019 Colour and Form Society New members Exhibition, Brampton, ON

2019 Creative Spark in the Yard. Outdoor art Show, Elora, ON

2019 Colour and Form Society Members’ Square Foot Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2019 Elora en Plein Air, Grand River Painting Festival,Elora, ON, Canada

2019 Paint Ontario 2019 Art Competition, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON Canada

2018 Overzealous 201. As I see it. Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON Canada

2018 Square foot & big ideas show, Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada

2018 66th Open-Juried Exhibition, Colour and Form Society, Etobicoke, ON, Canada

2018 Contemporary Landscapes, Winged Canvas Gallery, Markham, ON, Canada

2018 Summer group show, Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2018 Elora en Plein Air, Grand River Painting Festival, Elora, ON, Canada

2018 Juried Art Exhibition, Minto Art Council, Harriston, ON, Canada

2018 Paint Ontario, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON, Canada

2017 Elora en Plein Air, Grand River Painting Festival,Elora, ON, Canada