Gennadiy Ivanov MAFA
My artist career started after college graduation in the early 90s in Belarus.
My paintings are about colour, life can be quite grey and I want my paintings to make people feel good.I like to work in different styles, particularly in impressionist style and I prefer to work big. To work in different styles giving me opportunity to find unusual and creative approach to paint a picture. I have always been quit experimental trying different materials,paints and painting techniques but the medium I prefer is oil paintings. You can call it fusion style.
My work has changed a lot since I left USSR and settled in Norwich.The style I was taught in USSR was very traditional and experimenting was not encouraged. I became accustomed to painting work for sale in my gallery, but ultimately I found this constraining. The MA in Fine Art in Norwich University of the Arts has enabled me and freed my work so that I have been able to develop some of my thinking and create a new pathway. I will continue to develop what I have started during this time.