Andrey Petrovich Hooks (27.11.1961, Magnitogorsk) - painter, member of the artists Union of Russia (1996). A graduate of the Children's art school (teacher - M Century. Popelugina, Y. C. Noise, V. I. Golubev, I. S. Shustikova). He graduated from art-graphic faculty of the Moscow state pedagogical Institute in 1984, studied in B. A. Portnov, A. F. Averina. After graduation, he worked 2 years in secondary school №5 a teacher of painting and drawing. 1986-2012, he taught at the Department of painting HGF Moscow state pedagogical Institute, he held the positions of lecturer, senior lecturer; c 1996 as an assistant Professor. In 1986 - 87 taught painting and composition at children's art school of Magnitogorsk. With 2013 Teacher of painting in Magnitogorsk Studio "Discover the artist within". Participant of art exhibitions since 1986, including town, group, regional, zonal, regional, personal (1995, 1996). Works are in the Ministry of culture of Russia, Magnitogorsk art gallery, the Magnitogorsk metallurgical combine, the administration of Magnitogorsk and other city agencies, private collections in Russia and abroad (Poland, Germany, France, USA, Israel, China). Andrey Petrovich is a multidisciplinary artist, artist-researcher and his work is developing on several fronts. The exhibition will be presented, mainly painting realistic plan, it is the views of Bashkortostan, the surroundings of Magnitogorsk, a series of sketches, brought from the Russian plein air, in Tobolsk different care letters and sincere admiration for each item depicted. The artist's works are filled with light, warmth, a barely perceptible change of mood and poetic attitude towards the world. Ishadow along and across the surrounding native of Magnitogorsk, Andrew has created numerous studies of our region. Different times of the year, the state of the lighting and weather conditions in many landscape motives, he skillfully conveys the beauty of the Ural nature, its variability and originality of each moment. Often going back many times in the same place in different years, the artist hones composition, varies the color system and is seeking greater expression of the same motives, passing the complexity and multidimensionality of well-known places. Changing the tools of a painter, techniques, palette of colors, but remains unchanged special author's opinion and love for the native land. In addition to landscape studies in the exhibition will be presented sketches of flowers, still lifes, and sketch portraits of close friends of the author. At the exhibition visitors will be able to see about 130 paintings from the artist's Studio, and from private collections. Favourite work can be purchased.