Everist Prokofiev

Artist Statement/Biography

“I am a palette knife painter. My subject matter is predominantly trees and foliage. I paint with thick strokes creating deep relief and depth.”

After a long career in the automotive and home renovation Industries, Everist Prokofiev now has the freedom to follow his creative dreams. The diverse and magnificent Canadian landscape continues to provide him with a limitless source of inspiration. His travels from British Columbia to Newfoundland, and from the Arctic to the distant shores of the Caribbean re-sparked his creative instincts. Observing nature through his enjoyment of outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, canoeing and kayaking, has magnetized him to his canvas. He always travels with his easel and box of paints in hand.

Everist and his family now reside in Southern Ontario, and his favourite inspirational landscapes are Algonquin Park , Georgian Bay and the rolling hills of Caledon. In the summer months, he and his family reside in the mountains of Charlevoix, PQ. For the past 100 years, Charlevoix and the surrounding areas have been a favourite destination for many of Canada’s renowned painters.

Everist was born in Poland in 1959, and arrived in Toronto with his family six years later. He was immersed in the visual arts and music throughout his childhood and developed his love for the fine arts at a young age. He attended the Ontario College of Art for four years and continued to hone his artistic skills by enrolling in private painting lessons using oil and acrylic paints. He has has cultivated his passion by painting under the instruction of several well-established Canadian and international artists.

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