Hi there – thanks for taking time and visiting my page. I was born and raised in Russia. I began painting when I was a little boy and I always knew I would become an artist.
I remember many long hours sitting at the riverbank and painting everything that the eye could see.
Years later I graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts
Luckily, the little child within me was still thriving and I engaged in painting and drawing illustrations for books, magazines and newspapers. Following my imagination I knew I could go just about anywhere!
I moved to Toronto in 1989 and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator and fine artist.
Today, after publishing over 30 books for children and young adults, after winning 13 Canadian and International Awards my paintings can be found in private collections all over the world.
You can see my work in major North American magazines and newspapers. My art is used for numerous packaging and wine labels, posters, murals, brochures, annual reports and outdoor advertising.
I has been working with Fortune 500 companies. My clients include IBM, Sony, 3M, Hilton Hotels, McDonalds, Coors, VISA, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Oxford University, University of Toronto, McGraw-Hill.
I feel that sharing my art is an important part of being an artist and I am looking forward to many more years of creating beautiful illustrations and paintings.
Please visit my website: http://www.leonzernitsky.com