The Art of Sherlock Holmes Artist 31 - Victor Tkachenko

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There are lots of offers on books, art prints and merchandise on our Art Of Sherlock Holmes Page.

The Artist

Victor Tkachenko lives in Toronto, Canada. Victor received professional art training beginning at age ten and was one of few graduates to complete the extensive and rigorous program from the well-renowned Art School in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Working primarily with acrylic on board Victor displays a mastery of line and colour through purposeful brushwork and a palette dominated by rich earth tones thickly applied to the ground. The physicality of his work is enhanced with accents of ink and, intermittently, the addition of industrial materials such as varnish and plaster.

Throughout the various stages of his work, Victor’s figurative forms are drafted with elongated lines, exaggerated features and geometric patterns. While early paintings are recognizable for their use of solid line and bold colour that refer to Byzantine mosaic work or stained glass, his oeuvre is grounded, broadly, in symbolism and expressionism. Dominating his art are planes of soft light which intersect and overlap, objects and figures emerge from a dreamlike atmosphere of harmonious colour while emotion and meaning are conveyed masterfully through bold pattern and vivid line. Victor’s work can be found at galleries and private collections all over the world.

The Story

Victor's piece for the Art of Sherlock Holmes is based on the story 'The Adventure of The Amazonian Explorer' by Tony Reynolds.

Tony studied Architecture at University College London and subsequently worked in the application of computers to architectural practice, then in its infancy. He has always been fascinated by the explosion of creativity of the High Victorian period and his pastiches of the Holmes canon aim to be true to the originals. In addition to his Holmes stories, he has published books on a variety of subjects, including on the use of computers, a ghost story and a hagiography.


The authenticated prints of 'The Adventure of The Amazonian Explorerare available from The Conan Doyle Estate. 

The Merchandise

There are lots of offers on books, art prints and merchandise on our Art Of Sherlock Holmes Page.


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