My mum is hard to please. That’s why finding a present for her is always a problem. Her birthday is in winter, when everybody suffers from the lack of energy and sunlight. So initially I was looking for something bright and warm. I made a list of possible gifts which included a pocket lantern, orange bed linen, a hand knitted scarf and other banalities. The idea of purchasing a canvas came spontaneously. I saw a nice advertisement and clicked on it. I was redirected to the official online gallery of Leonid Afremov where I found hundreds of splendid paintings. I thought they would perfectly fit into our living-room. Plus, the color palette of the majority of Leonid’s works is so vivid and inspiring that I’d compare its positive effect on people with vitamins! We get vitamin D from the sources of light that the artist often depicts on his oil canvases. I’ve also noticed that Afremov likes the rainy theme. However, none of his pieces of art plunges a viewer into gloom:
- To the contrary, his multicolored rain symbolizes renewal and joy, both for nature and people.
- It accompanies couples in love and creates a romantic atmosphere.
- Leonid proves that it’s a welcome guest even at the wedding!
Another theme that appeals to me is animals and pets. The painter has a good sense of humor because he portrayals cats who sing and play the guitar. The most unexpected for me was a cat dressed as a real doctor!:D Unfortunately, my mum’s allergic to pets and the slightest mentioning about them makes her sneeze. So this genre was the first to exclude from the list. Finally, I made my choice in favor of a landscape. A combination of blue and golden colors in it blew my socks off!
What’s great about Afremov’s site afremov.com is that you can ‘try on’ a painting in a room before purchasing it. When I was using this option, I changed the color of the walls to green (as in our living-room). I was satisfied with the final result and nothing could stop me from ordering the artist’s work. I could hardly wait till my mum’s birthday. When the X-Day came and I gave her the present, she was overwhelmed with happiness!
Afremov doesn’t practice deception on his customers. So if you want to amaze someone you love, buy him a charming piece of art by Leonid without hesitation! In his gallery there are canvases for people of different tastes and ages. No doubt, your gift will produce an ever-lasting impression on everyone!