I am Vitaliy Mashchenko, contemporary oil painting artist.
My father is a talented copyst artist Victor Mashchenko. I got all the painting skills from him and I’m grateful to him for that. When I was young, I was far from originality and my present style. Probably, my future was predetermined, because I was doing what I liked and it worked out. But I was inexperienced, full of ambitions and doubts. So left the pictorial art and did not paint for many years having engaged myself in graphic design.
Now I’m back in painting again. It is hard to say what became the trigger for that. Probably, this was the thought that this was the only thing that I could and from which I get an incomparable pleasure. I decided to start all over again. At the beginning, there was a fear that all my skills had been forgotten. On the second attempt, I used a palette knife and understood that this style is definitely mine.
I started painting for myself and I did it the way I liked it. In sometime I felt I needed to share my works with people and see their response. Surprisingly, people liked my works. I was so inspired that I went on and on. Why do I paint nature? I can’t say for sure… I also would like to try painting portraits. However, impressionism is closer to me. Actually, anything could be painted in that style, but nature is still my favorite line. I don’t want to rush things, I let them take their normal course. At present, I am happy to share my mood through painted nature and I am more than happy to know that there are people who like my art. It is good to know that my works make people happy or appease them, or maybe give something to the viewer or somehow help.