Gleb Goloubetski was born in Omsk in the former Soviet Union in 1975 and displayed noticeable artistic talent and a keen interest in the arts from an early age. His initial tutorage and inspiration came from his late father, who achieved success as a painter in his own right and actively encouraged Gleb to paint.
Gleb’s formal training came from his studies at the highly acclaimed academy in St. Petersburg, where his work attracted much attention. He maintains a close relationship with both the academy and his former professor.
Gleb’s inspiration comes primarily from the aged architecture and geography of Europe. He has special associations with the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, the USA and the Far East. He travels extensively looking for images to paint. When he finds a view that inspires him, Gleb will sit and absorb it, paying particular attention to how the natural light conditions of the day influence his perspective and, moreover, his emotional response.
Returning to his main studio in St. Petersburg, Gleb Goloubetski will sit and consider his reference material. Reminding himself of scale, he then begins to paint. It is Gleb’s emotional response to the subject that he conveys to canvas, in oil, with only a palette knife.
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