Amanita muscaria© Alexander Viazmensky
Russula Bouquet Watercolor on paper© Alexander Viazmensky
Alexander (Sasha) Viazmensky was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Russia. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from Leningrad Technical College and graduated from the Graphic Design School, Leningrad (1984) and from Leningrad Academy of Arts (1991).
Sasha has artwork in museums and private collections around the globe including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh PA and in the Shirley Sherwood Collection, London, England. He has had over a dozen one-person exhibitions and has taught at several venues in the United States. He resides in St. Petersburg, Russia and specializes in painting fungi.
"I call my watercolors 'Portraits of Mushrooms.' For these portraits, I select not the most typical, but the most pleasant and happy looking individuals. And I paint them life size."
Web site: www.alexandermushrooms.com