Vladimir Volegov: every woman would like to have a portrait by this artist
From early childhood, Vladimir Volegov was prophesied the future of a famous artist. His abilities began to manifest themselves at preschool age and since then have been constantly improved and developed. In his painting, he relied on women, children, nature and did not lose. Today, his paintings are a huge success all over the world.
Vladimir Volegov was born in Khabarovsk. His family moved a lot, but eventually settled in Ukraine, in Krivoy Rog. There the boy went to art school. Then there was the army, marriage, children and studies at the Lviv Institute of Graphics. Vladimir could not imagine his life without painting, he dreamed of doing what he loved, but the economic situation in the country made it clear that it was necessary to look for other ways to earn money in order to feed his family. In the 90s, art was poor and unpromising.
In search of work, the artist left for Moscow and got a job as a graphic designer. In his school years, he already had the opportunity to draw posters for cinemas, they paid well for this. And here history repeats itself: it is not paintings that bring money, but advertising posters, covers of records and CDs. Vladimir Volegov collaborated with many pop stars. His clients were Vika Tsyganova, the aspiring Bulgarian singer Philip Kirkorov and the Primadonna herself. But the soul of the artist demanded freedom and self-expression. Volegov quit doing profitable design and left to travel around Europe in search of inspiration.
In this impromptu tour, he earned only with his talent, perhaps the new young wife played the role of a muse well and stimulated him to conquer new heights. Work in field conditions, the absence of long pauses in creativity, the constant change of scenery did their job. By 2006, Vladimir Volegov became a sought-after and recognizable artist. For life, he chose the picturesque warm Spain.
His paintings are a manifesto of the beauty of life, women and children.
Probably, the artist’s childhood was happy, despite the nomadic life. Otherwise, how could he paint such kind, full of light portraits and narrative paintings with children? Or maybe this is how a father’s love for his daughters and son is manifested?
Volegov loved to portray beautiful women enjoying the moment: a sunny day in the garden, reading a book, playing with a child, a sea breeze, a walk. Without a doubt, the prototype of the heroines was his wife. And who else can be written with such admiration and love!