Leonid Afremov is a Belarusian painter who was born in Vitebsk, in 1955.
Coincidentally or not, he was born in the same town as Marc Chagall,
the famous artist who also founded the Vitebsk Art School along with Malevich & Kandinsky.
Leonid Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of its elite members.
His painting are often colorful landscapes, cityscapes and figures,
and are typically painted using a palette knife and oil paint.
"I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and palette knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression." ~ Leonid Afremov