“Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect sites, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in Watercolor Artist magazine (Feb.2016).
The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a master’s degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
Vladislav currently works from his studio in Sarasota, Florida, where he spends most of the day painting. “I am a constant student of my craft,” he admits. His work is often praised for his unique ability to reflect light in his paintings. Critics noted his bold brushwork, expert loose color passages, and crisp well edited calligraphy in his paintings.
“There should be something not said in a painting, something that gives the luxury of interpretation to the viewer. And therein lies the poetry”, he says “Poetry on the page is minimalistic in the number of words it uses. The challenge for me as an artist is how to say a lot with minimal brushstrokes”.
Yeliseyev is the founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color. After receiving many inquiries about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD -“Painting Architecture” - which is available at yeliseyevfineart.com/dvd. His second video workshop - "Impressions in Watercolor" - was released in 2017.
In 1996 Vladislav won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from American Society of Architectural Illustrators. His work is prominently featured in February 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine where he is also chosen as a cover artist and 2017 July issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.
Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society.
Vladislav’s recent solo exhibitions include “Images of a European Journey”, “Urban Thoughts” and “Summer Tunes”. Currently his work can be seen in Troika Gallery in Easton, MD, LePrince Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery and Galleria Silecchia in Sarasota, FL, and Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL.