artPICKSWTEXT2A self-taught painter who copied paintings of masters in his youth, Anton Pavlenko immigrated to the US from the Ukraine with his family in 1990.  Taking up plein air painting later in life he describes his viewpoint and style, “For me, a good landscape painting is always born outdoors – out there in the elements. I focus less on capturing a visual snapshot and more on a dynamic observation which employs all my senses.”   His work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions and is in several private and public collections across the country.  Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission Street SE  503-581-2228

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