Monday, May 28, 2012

Michael and Inessa Garmash Originals & Limited Editions--Russian Impressionist Artists

State of Grace by Michael and Inessa Garmash
Local Color by Michael and Inessa Garmash

Fair Beauty by Michel and Inessa Garmash
Light Dreamer by Michael and Inessa Garmash
We are fortunate to have some wonderful Michael and Inessa Garmash original paintings and limited editions available at J Watson Fine Art, and we can also arrange a commissioned painting by these talented Russian artists.

There is a unique story behind these paintings. Michael and Inessa are husband and wife artists who paint together.

"Our love has been the inspiration for our work.  It is with the paint brush that we express our true emotions.”   -Michael & Inessa 

excerpted from the artist biographies:

"An award winning artist from the onset, Mr. Garmash received first prizes at several juried exhibitions, including the Lugansk Regional Juried Exhibition—1977 (Best Poster), the Czechoslovakian International Youth Competition—1978, and the Hungarian International Art Competition of Circus Related Art—1978. 

After graduating, valedictorian from the Lugansk State Fine Art College in 1987, Mr. Garmash began teaching there the following year.  From 1989 to 1991, he served in the army (when he met his wife and partner, Inessa) and in 1992 began studying at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.  Prior to graduating at the top of his prestigious school’s class, Mr. Garmash exhibited in France at galleries in cities such as Paris, St. Etienne, Avignon, Lion and Marcel.  Mr. Garmash also took part in the annual Exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Today, Mr. and Mrs. Garmash are considered two of the finest Romantic Impressionists of our day.  Their incredible talent is only matched by their love and career stories.  In similar fashion to the determination of his artwork, Mr. Garmash courted his future wife, after seeing her for but a moment, by painting her image all over her hometown while she slept.  She immediately recognized the passion with which this man cared so dearly and married him shortly thereafter.  

The Garmashs began their artistic collaboration in much the same way.  Several years after their marriage, Mr. Garmash began a painting of their two-year old daughter, Polina, for a project at school.  However, Polina found the painting during her father’s absence and decided to embark upon her own artistic career.  Ms. Garmash, after seeing what her daughter had done and not wanting her husband to be upset, fixed the painting using her own training, packed it up and gave it to him for submission.  Mr. Garmash submitted the painting for review and was praised for completing his best work ever.  He was surprised to see the "new" painting and immediately recognized his wife's hand.  They have painted together ever since"

Contact J Watson Fine Art for more information on Garmash original paintings or limited editions or to arrange a commissioned painting by the Garmashes at 661 476-7558 or e-mail You can also view more artwork by Michael & Inessa Garmash on our website.

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