Alex Smirnov - Gallery

Whilst training in the Visual Arts and Architecture in Russia, I was taught the principles of Renaissance (in the European tradition) of drawing and painting where visual scenes/ images are deliberately 'composed', and edited, in order to create an illusion of a 3 dimensional space.  I often enjoy drawing and painting still life, but most recently found a particular interest in capturing people in daily life situations. My method and style is 'drawing and painting from observation', rather than copying images directly from photographs. An interesting element for me is to capture the most characteristic and descriptive features of my chosen subjects. 

Whilst living in Stafford with my young son, I have recently joined SAG and enjoy the friendly and knowledgeable environment welcoming and inspiring.