Garmash - The Fine Romantic Impressionists

Michael and Inessa Garmash are a husband and wife artistic team who have been painting together since their daughter was two years old. But Garmash artwork didn’t start out this way. Michael Garmash, born in 1969 in the Ukraine, started painting by the age of three and was considered a prodigy. He started his formal art education by the age of six and even at a very young age was showing his artwork at art exhibitions in the Soviet Union. He graduated at the top of his class from the Lugansk State Fine Art College in 1987 and shortly thereafter served in the army. Concurrently, Inessa was accepted into the Lugansk State Fine Art College as a dancer, musician and gymnast. When they were at the college together Michael created some of his best artwork by painting Inessa any place that would allow him to in town. He worked from memory, and painted amazing human forms ripe with passion. Probably one of the most romantic ways to capture a girl, Garmash's art captured Inessa’s heart and soon after they were married.

Inessa did not know the talent she had for creating her own art until their two year old daughter painted over Michael’s painting of her, essentially ruining his painting. When Inessa found what their two year old did, she picked up a brush and paint and did her best to fix Michael’s painting. Since Michael considered the painting finished, she wrapped it for him, gave it to him and he sent it on for review. The review he received on his painting surprised him. It was the best review he received for his artwork to date. He looked at the painting and realized that his wife had added her own special touch to it. Recognizing her talent and the value of her artwork, he asked her to collaborate with him as an equal partner in creating art. Together, they paint the same piece and often use their own daughter or themselves as models. Their work on the same art piece is very rare. Typically artists are solitary figures, choosing to work alone on their artwork.

A Team That Inspires with Passion and Talent

Their paintings are model works of the human figure, making the viewer feel as if they are experiencing the scene themselves. With flowing, romantic lines, Garmash artwork is some of the most classic fine romantic impressionist artwork in existence. Their artwork is shown and sold all over the world as Michael and Inessa continue to inspire each other. This husband and wife Impressionist team seem to inspire artists everywhere they visit, both with their artistic ability and with their amazingly romantic love story. Garmash artwork encompasses not only oil paintings on canvas, but also watercolors, drawings and other works on paper. Each piece of artwork is a composite of two imaginations and yet seems to be the work of one. What remarkable talent and connection goes into the creation of the lovely artwork of Garmash!

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wonderful hub.. I am fascinating with Art.. and anyone that can paint that beautiful has won me over

thank you for sharing this hub

I will share


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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Debbie! So excited to have introduced you to the Garmash artists - their paintings are incredibly beautiful!

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