"My interest and love of art began in childhood and has become a lifelong passion. I like and can work in different mediums like oil, pastel, and watercolor, but I found oil paint and wood sculptures to be the ideal mediums to express my passion for art.
I paint and sculpt the world I live in. Nature gives me an endless supply of forms and patterns for inspiration. My inspiration comes from the shadowing, curvature, shape, color, and texture of the wood itself. I work with different kinds of wood, gem stones and metal in my works of stylized fantasy rather than realism".
Artist Website – www.natureartists.com/vladimir_lopatin.asp