Everist Prokofiev

Everist was born in Torun Poland in 1959. He and his family left Poland when he was six years old, settling first in Vienna Austria and finally making the journey across the Atlantic to their permanent home in Toronto, Canada. Most recently, Everist and his family moved to the mountains of Charlevoix Quebec, a place that over the past 100 years, has been a favourite destination for many of Canada’s renowned painters. Everist was immersed in the visual arts and music throughout his childhood and developed his love for fine art at a very young age. Experiencing pressure from his family to follow in the musical footsteps of his great uncle, composer Sergei Prokofiev, Everist found that he was much more comfortable composing on canvas. After attending the Ontario College of Art for four years, Everist continued to hone his artistic skills and received much recognition and numerous awards before he reached eighteen years of age. After completing long careers in the Automotive and Home Renovation industries, Everist now has the freedom to follow his creative dreams. He has cultivated his passion by painting under the instruction of several well established Canadian and International artists. He has travelled extensively across Canada, where the diverse and magnificent Canadian landscape continues to provide him with a limitless source of inspiration. His travels from British Columbia to Newfoundland and from the Arctic to the distant shores of the Carribean have re-sparked Everist’s creative instincts. Observing nature in the Great Canadian Wilderness has magnetized Everist to his canvas. In 2016, Everist was chosen to be part of the Canadian Delegation representing Canada , at the 6th Edition of “ Artistes Du Monde Cannes, Exposition International” in Cannes France. This was a major turning point for Everist, expanding his creativity onto the world stage. Further acknowledgement of Everists talent and notice of his style came when in 2019 , he became one of the top three award winners in the prestigious McMichael Plein Air Competition held at the Mcmichael Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. Everist has been very involved in the arts community. He is a member of several Art Societies in Ontario and Quebec and Com2Art Association in France. He teaches classes and holds palette knife painting seminars for all ages and skill levels, believing that awareness through education will ensure the longevity of the fine arts. Everists paintings adorn the walls of private homes and are found in corporate collections across North America, Europe and the Carribean.

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