A WHITE HERON (2021)
The heron personifies tact and delicacy, as it takes off without muddying the water.
In Egypt, this Solar Bird is a symbol of the morning (rising) Sun and is revered as the creator of light. Therefore, it is believed that the heron is a symbol of rebirth, the renewal of life.
A note: The background of the painting is deep violetish-brown, not black as it looks in some photos. You can see it better in the last photo (view of the side) - compare it to the black fridge door that the canvas is leaning against.
Born in 1943 in Alma-Ata, USSR. Graduated from Odessa College of Arts "Grekovka". Started to exhibit while studying at the college. It was followed by numerous local, nationwide, All-Soviet Union and international exhibitions. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1986. Living and working in the UK since 1998. Preferred media - oil on canvas. Preferred genre - figurative art. It demands knowledge of the whole spectre of genres - portraits, landscapes, still-life, - only then your fantasy is not restricted by any inner barriers. I worked in graphics, ceramics, murals and as a theatrical designer. My paintings are in the private collections in dozens of countries of the World, from Japan and Australia to Europe and both coasts of the USA, including two portraits at the collection of the Royal Geographical Society, London.