Athanase Pell

Athanase Pell studied classical painting in the European tradition, earning a Master’s Degree from the Nicolai Pavlovich Academy of Fine Art in 1987. He began his artistic career focusing his interest on, and developing his skills by, studying Mediterranean landscapes. In 1990, Pell moved to Canada, where he was newly inspired by the landscapes of North America. The artist has shown his work in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Kobe and Paris. Pell has received numerous commissions, and he now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

A. Pell has always loved traditional painting, and particularly to express the infinitely various moods of nature. It is vital to him that his paintings capture not only the physical landscapes, but its atmospheric qualities as well. The artist prefers subjects in which light and color create the mood. His landscapes are delicate and poetic, enveloping the fine balance of their subjects.