Painting, photography, digital art in romantic realism
direction. Mountains, rivers, islands, flowers, seascapes, mandalas.
Pamirs, Himalayas, Hindu-Kush, Tian-Shan, Caucasia, Carpathian, Crimean
mountains. Kiev, Truhanov Island, Dneper, Desna, Ros Rivers.
Valeriy Grachov was born in Archangelsk, Russia in 1949. He went to school in Leningrad in 1956 and later moved to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine with the family. He left high school in Kiev and entered Kiev’s Institute of Design and Architecture in 1966 with following graduation in 1972. The artist traveled, resided and worked in many places over mountains in Central Asia, Baikal, Far East, on the islands in Japanese Sea. He lived and worked in Jyvaskyla (Finland) in 1988, Trenton (USA) in 1989-90, Prague (Czech Rep.) in 1974-75. Presently lives in Kiev, Ukraine.