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Shmatko, Valery

Valery Shmatko - Spring FlowersValery Shmatko - Grand CanalValery Shmatko - Venetian Red HouseValery Shmatko - Venice AfternoonValery Shmatko - On the Azov SeaValery Shmatko - A Simple LifeValery Shmatko - Golden Evening in AutumnValery Shmatko - Evening MonasteryValery Shmatko - Spring EveningValery Shmatko - Pochaevskaya LavraValery Shmatko - Crimean BluffValery Shmatko - MayValery Shmatko - Fishing VillageValery Shmatko - MontenegroValery Shmatko - Work BoatsValery Shmatko - In KotorValery Shmatko - End of the Day, OctoberValery Shmatko - May Morning, Edge of the VillageValery Shmatko - In the MountainsValery Shmatko - Blue WaterValery Shmatko - Red Roof in GurzufValery Shmatko - CossacksValery Shmatko - In VilkovaValery Shmatko - Crimean SpringValery Shmatko - In Pochaevskaya LavraValery Shmatko - Evening in October
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Spring Flowers
Valery Shmatko - Spring Flowers

31" x 38 3/4"  oil 

Grand Canal
Valery Shmatko - Grand Canal

24" x 36"   oil 

Venetian Red House
Valery Shmatko - Venetian Red House

15 3/4" x 30 1/8"  oil 

Venice Afternoon
Valery Shmatko - Venice Afternoon

24" x 36"  oil

On the Azov Sea
Valery Shmatko - On the Azov Sea

11 3/4″ x 27 1/2″  oil 

A Simple Life
Valery Shmatko - A Simple Life

27 5/8" x 31 1/2" oil 

Golden Evening in Autumn
Valery Shmatko - Golden Evening in Autumn

19 3/8″ x 23 5/8″  oil 

Evening Monastery
Valery Shmatko - Evening Monastery

16 1/8″ x 20″  oil 

Spring Evening
Valery Shmatko - Spring Evening

19 1/2" x 27 1/2" oil

Pochaevskaya Lavra
Valery Shmatko - Pochaevskaya Lavra

21 3/4″ x 27 1/2″  oil 

Crimean Bluff
Valery Shmatko - Crimean Bluff

3 7/8″ x 8″  oil 

Valery Shmatko - May

13 1/2″ x 19 1/2″   oil 

Fishing Village
Valery Shmatko - Fishing Village

23 1/4" x 23 1/2"  oil

Valery Shmatko - Montenegro

SOLD 37" x 55"  oil

Work Boats
Valery Shmatko - Work Boats

8″ x 19 3/8″   oil 

In Kotor
Valery Shmatko - In Kotor

11 3/4″ x 16 1/4″   oil 

End of the Day, October
Valery Shmatko - End of the Day, October

SOLD  23 5/8″ x 27 1/2″   oil 

May Morning, Edge of the Village
Valery Shmatko - May Morning, Edge of the Village


In the Mountains
Valery Shmatko - In the Mountains


Blue Water
Valery Shmatko - Blue Water


Red Roof in Gurzuf
Valery Shmatko - Red Roof in Gurzuf

SOLD 19 5/8″ x 23 1/2″   oil 

Valery Shmatko - Cossacks

 SOLD  31 1/4″ x 23 5/8″  oil 

In Vilkova
Valery Shmatko - In Vilkova


Crimean Spring
Valery Shmatko - Crimean Spring


In Pochaevskaya Lavra
Valery Shmatko - In Pochaevskaya Lavra


Evening in October
Valery Shmatko - Evening in October






Valery Shmatko was born in the industrial city of Kharkov, Ukraine in 1965.  After finishing art college, he gained acceptance into Kharkov Art Institute and graduated in 1988 with degrees in painting and in painting restoration.  As a student, the young artist participated in numerous exhibitions at the Institute.  His first major show, however, was in 1991 when he participated in a group show at the Kharkov Museum of Art.  Shmatko’s works have also been exhibited by the Donetsk Art Museum and in private galleries in Kharkov, Kiev and New York. 

Shmatko considers his works to be realism and he prides himself in the accuracy of his paintings and their understandability.  He says his inspiration is at its peak when he is painting the beauty of his native Ukraine.  He seeks total harmony among the form, tone, space and color in his works.  His peers consider Shmatko a master of color.  Critics have said, "his palette contains an infinite number of shades and tones layered in a sophisticated, yet subtle manner". 

Shmatko lives and paints in Kharkov.  His works are in collections throughout the world.