Lot 30

SYDENHAM CORNER by Guennadi Kalinine

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Artist: Guennadi Kalinine
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 12''x 17.5''


Bidding on this artwork will take place at the Live Auction event, Friday, April 5. Tickets available at the link at dvsa.ca. Absentee bids can also be placed in advance – request a form at the school office or email bid@dvsa.ca.


About This Piece
The landscape depicted in this painting is located at the intersection between Sydenham and Highway 5. This is one of the many local places that inspired me. It took some time for me to understand the beauty and the unique features of that spot because it looks like many other places we have around. However, I was inspired by the combination of different colours and textures of the grass and the fields, with trees and farm buildings in the background. I was always impressed by the movement and dynamics of plants and bushes under the wind.



Guennadi Kalinine is a Canadian artist with a diverse range of skills and experiences.


Guennadi immigrated to Canada from Russia in 2003 and embarked on a full-time artistic career. He founded GK Studio in downtown Dundas, Ontario, where he passionately creates and teaches at Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA). With over 40 years of experience, Guennadi has honed his skills in various artistic domains.


As an accomplished painter, Guennadi specializes in various genres, including landscapes, portraits, figures, still lives and traditional Byzantine-style icons. He made the icons for Saint Alexis church in Muskoka (Bracebridge) and the cupola of the Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Burlington. His mastery extends to ancient painting techniques and gilding, which he skillfully integrates with modern media.


Guennadi has successfully restored works by internationally renowned artists such as the Group of Seven and the school of Barbizon, as well as local artists such as Conrad Furey, Frank Panabaker, Berta Ingles, Henry Nesbitt McEvoy and many others.


Guennadi shares his knowledge generously, having taught both children and adults of all expertise levels. His teaching spans group settings and one-on-one interactions in person as well as online.


Since 2003, Guennadi has participated in 19 group exhibitions and held 7 solo art shows.


His talent caught the attention of International Artist magazine, where he was a finalist in their art competition in 2010. Articles about his work have appeared in local, national and international press, including The Hamilton Spectator, Arabella, Hamilton Magazine, International Artist and Bluecanvas.


Beyond painting, Guennadi’s creative pursuits extend to printmaking, mosaic, sculpture and the creation of stringed musical instruments, such as ukuleles, guitars and lutes. In summary, Guennadi is a multifaceted artist whose passion, expertise and dedication enrich the Canadian art scene.



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