I painted this scene from a photograph my son in law gave me on Christmas. This scene is of an old abandoned 17th century distillery that he came upon during his travels through Ireland. This particular spot was on the property of James Cleary, a gentleman farmer, with 80 head of dairy cows in Limerick, Ireland, county of Tipparary.
I painted this painting from a series of photographs my daughter, Nina, took while she attended DePaul University in Lincoln Park, Chicago. I found the desolation of the park very interesting, as well as the weather...almost meditative.
Born in the Ukraine, I became a US citizen in 1957. After graduating from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, I studied at the Art Institute. My focus is landscapes in oil. Traveling through the Midwest, I take photographs, sketch and make notes that assist me back in my studio. My hope is that viewers will come away with the realization that there is beauty all around us in simple and ordinary scenes.