You may have seen his work floating around on Etsy, Pinterest or even Facebook. Modern impressionistic painter Leonid Afremov has been creating his pieces for many years and has attained considerable notoriety online.
I myself purchased a large piece from him only a year ago as a wedding gift for my wife. It hangs proudly in our dining room and has become a bit of a talking point when family visit.
Afremov’s vibrant choice of colours, the use of a palette knife along with his romantic subject matter are distinct and instantly recognisable.
Unlike a lot of well known artists, Afremov prices his work well within most people’s budgets. I have seen quite a lot of sub-par counterfeits being sold in markets or shopping mall stalls priced almost the same as the originals. If you see one of these, please support Afremov by avoiding them and purchasing directly from the master himself through his site or his Etsy store.