Vladimir Zhikartsev


Since 1996, Alaska has been my permanent residence, where I live and work as a painter, ice sculptor, and art instructor. Drawing inspiration from the geographical and cultural continuities between Alaska and the Russian Far East, I strive to convey the lavish majesty of the North. I use watercolors and prefer painting the Alaska landscape En Plein Air, which allows me to feel the place, smell the fresh air, observe nature, and match the colors that I see. Painting is a way for me to share my observations of the world by focusing on the elements of color and light.