Gary J. Kirkpatrick Expressionistic Figurative Art


People and portraits

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich  (1874 St Petersburg-1947 Nagar India) was the teacher of a British American named Ralph Houstin, whom I followed during my Buddhist years.  He was a noted as a proponent of peace, painter, writer, archaeologist, and a theosophist.  He… Continue Reading →

Couple in Vilnius

  Among the notable things in Vilnius, the capitol of Lithuania,  are the spires and the architecture, featured in the background of this painting.  Lithuania is nominally a Roman Catholic country, with 75% of the population purportedly members.  However the… Continue Reading →

Artemesia Gentileschi, one of the best painters of the 1600’s and among the world’s best | Artemesia Gentileschi

Artemesia Gentileschi, one of few women painters in the 1600’s, and among the finest of either sex. Born in Florence in the Baroque era, Artemesia (1593 – c. 1656) was one of the finest painters of her day, and the only one… Continue Reading →

Redhead with Friends, watercolor painting

Redhead with Friends                    

Young Chechen Man

In the streets of St Petersburg you see people from all over Russia.          

Portrait of Young Siberian Woman | Portrait of Young Siberian Woman

Some of the people from the far north are ghost like as they roam the streets of St Petersburg.  This young woman is from Siberia.   

Portrait of Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza, Russian journalist | portrait of Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza

Twice poisoned journalist and opposition leader Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza.  Story below.       He is a well known opposition activist who has faced life threatening conditions twice over the past several years resulting from apparent attempts to assassinate him by… Continue Reading →

Portrait of Russian Man with Hat | Russian Man portrait


Portrait of Eastern Russian Woman | Portrait of Eastern Russian Woman


Russian faces: Siberian girl | portrait of siberian girl

I’m always fascinated by the countless variations of the facility face, no less here in St Petersburg than elsewhere, perhaps more so.                

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