A gorgeous and vibrant oil on canvas painting by the Russian artist Alexandre Averin (born 1952) entitled “The Sandcastle” depicting children playing at the edge of the sea on a summers day.
Other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in a gold coloured modern wooden frame.
Signature: Lower right. Also inscribed on the reverse.
Provenance: UK private collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in excellent condition.
Measurements: Painting measures 89 x 59cm and the overall frame 108 x 78cm.
Biography: Alexander Averin was born in 1952 in Noginsk and graduated from the Moscow School of Art “Souvenir d I’An1905”. He has been a member of the Russian Union of Artists since 1984. His paintings are romantic, poetic, dreamy, but perhaps because of this they are reassuring and necessary. His style is purely realistic, with a strong impressionist influence.
Averin works a lot in the open air and is inspired by the surrounding environment. The main theme of his painting is genre scenes with charming Russian young ladies against blossoming meadows and gardens, shady river coasts, and sea landscapes. The paintings are filled with sincere warmth and a cordial feelings towards children. The landscapes are always very bright, fresh, sparkling. You can feel cool breath of the Baltic Sea, the transparency of the air and the careless mood of children playing at the coast. Portraits of ladies in air dresses and figures of suntanned boys underline the beauty of the surrounding nature, or a blossoming meadow. Both the themes chosen by the artist and the colours used inspire calm, purity, kindness, good feelings.
Since 1976 he has held numerous national and international personal exhibitions. His works are in private collections in Russia, France, England, USA, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Japan and many other countries.