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Canada • Waterloo • born in 1948 • artist, collector

Biography and information

My name is Vladimir Skvortsov. I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saint Petersburg is a famous art center and home to one of the world's largest museums - The Hermitage.

I've been sketching and drawing for as long as I can remember, but I did not have enough time to devote myself fully to painting. When I retired and came to Canada I began to realize my dreams as an artist. I was truly impressed by how many wonderful people from many countries I met here. Portraits have taken a significant place in my work ever since. If I can not paint a model in my studio I try to use video for making portraits and not just photos. It helps to avoid static portraits that are not lifelike. In portraits I try reflect the emotional state of each person.