Oleg Tsank was born in Ukraine in a scenic town flanked by the Dnieper River. Having grown up in a family of avid readers, Oleg has loved books since childhood, which bolstered his creativity when he later transferred his imaginative ideas to art.  After moving to the United States, in middle school, Oleg discovered reproductions of classic artworks and became inspired by masters like Chaim Soutine, Amadeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and the Expressionists. He started drawing in graphite and ink while still in middle school and by the time he reached high school he began painting in oils, deciding to become a professional artist.
  
          Oleg works in several genres, including portraiture, landscapes, and still life. An excellent colorist, with a keen awareness of reality, he focuses on unique atmospheric forces surrounding living organisms and objects. Intrigued by the ways in which such forces shape the visible world and having been inspired by the School of Paris as well as the Expressionists, Oleg prefers that his painting not be photographically precise. With everything around us constantly evolving, he does not mirror an accurate appearance of people and their surroundings. Instead, he interprets such movement through spontaneous marks and brush strokes, using an efficient palette. Oleg’s paintings and drawings reflect the turbulent and fleeting nature of reality. To convey this reality, he works with a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, pen and ink, oil pastels, graphite, and charcoal. Being a dedicated professional, he exclusively employs archival quality materials in his work so that they may last and keep their original color profile for as long as possible. Oleg’s captivating style resonates with people around the world, both at home and abroad. 
           When drawing or painting portraits, Oleg prefers working with a live model in the studio. This allows for closer observation of the subject relative to the limitations of perspective and lighting that are fixed by a camera. In order to create a successful, lively portrait, Oleg carefully studies a face, focusing not only on the physical, but also the psychological aspects of the sitter, which can be gleaned from their mannerisms, features, and facial expression.

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         Oleg Tsank was born in Ukraine in a scenic town flanked by the Dnieper River. Having grown up in a family of avid readers, Oleg has loved books since childhood, which bolstered his creativity when he later transferred his imaginative ideas to art.  After moving to the United States, in middle school, Oleg discovered reproductions of classic artworks and became inspired by masters like Chaim Soutine, Amadeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and the Expressionists. He started drawing in graphite and ink while still in middle school and by the time he reached high school he began painting in oils, deciding to become a professional artist.
  
          Oleg works in several genres, including portraiture, landscapes, and still life. An excellent colorist, with a keen awareness of reality, he focuses on unique atmospheric forces surrounding living organisms and objects. Intrigued by the ways in which such forces shape the visible world and having been inspired by the School of Paris as well as the Expressionists, Oleg prefers that his painting not be photographically precise. With everything around us constantly evolving, he does not mirror an accurate appearance of people and their surroundings. Instead, he interprets such movement through spontaneous marks and brush strokes, using an efficient palette. Oleg’s paintings and drawings reflect the turbulent and fleeting nature of reality. To convey this reality, he works with a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, pen and ink, oil pastels, graphite, and charcoal. Being a dedicated professional, he exclusively employs archival quality materials in his work so that they may last and keep their original color profile for as long as possible. Oleg’s captivating style resonates with people around the world, both at home and abroad. 
           When drawing or painting portraits, Oleg prefers working with a live model in the studio. This allows for closer observation of the subject relative to the limitations of perspective and lighting that are fixed by a camera. In order to create a successful, lively portrait, Oleg carefully studies a face, focusing not only on the physical, but also the psychological aspects of the sitter, which can be gleaned from their mannerisms, features, and facial expression.

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