About the Artist

watercolor artist Vladislav Yeliseyev

Classically trained American watercolor artist Vladislav Yeliseyev was born in Russia and received his formal art education in Moscow in 1977 and later earned his Master’s Degree at The Moscow Institute of Architecture. Since then he moved to the United States and participated in numerous group and individual exhibitions, and invitational paint outs across the US.

Vlad’s unique ability to reflect transparency of natural light in his paintings and to accentuate the artistic qualities of depicted objects quickly earned him a high reputation among art collectors. He also worked for various commercial, residential and government projects such as Red Cross, Universities, Hospitals, etc. Presently, Vladislav (Vlad) is practicing his art from his own art studio in Sarasota, FL. In 1996 Vladislav won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from American Society of Architectural Illustrators.

After receiving lots of inquires about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD – watercolor workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev “Painting Architecture”.

Vladislav Yeliseyev is a founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, FL where he teaches classes and workshops all year round. Vlad is an award winning artist and an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide.

He is a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society and others. His work is prominently featured in February 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine where he is also chosen as a cover artist. His paintings are in commercial and personal collections worldwide.

Vladislav Yeliseyev is a plein air artist participating in prestigious invitational paint outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.

Vladislav’s recent exhibitions include “Images of a European Journey”, “Paradise in Season”, “Urban Thoughts” and “Summer Tunes”.  Currently his work can be seen in Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery, Galleria Silecchia in Sarasota, FL, Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL, “Troika” Gallery in Easton, MD and Renaissance Studio Gallery in Sarasota.

Gallery inquiries can be made directly to Vladislav Yeliseyev at contact@yeliseyev.com


  • Awarded Signature Member American Impressionist Society
  • Best of Show Award 2016 Mountain Maryland Plein Air for the painting “Bridges of Cumberland
  • Third Prize Award Easels in Frederick for the painting “Train Depot”
  • Collector’s Choice Award Easels in Frederick for the painting “Church Street”
  • People’s Choice Award Easels in Frederick for the painting “Church Street”
  • Faculty Member and Demo Artist – 2016 Plein Air Convention in Tucson, AZ
  • Merit Award FSWS for the painting “Italian Light”
  • Awarded Signature Member National Watercolor Society
  • The Carol Ann Sherman Memorial Award – 44rd Florida Watercolor Society Annual Juried Competition.
  • Combined Award No I – NWS International Exhibition for the work “Seine Barges”
  • The BoldBrush Award – September 2015
  • Ralph Smith Memorial Award American Watercolor Society 148th Annual International Juried Exhibition at Salmagundi Club in New York
  • Second Place Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society
  • CFWS Award and Award from the Blick Art Materials of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami – 43rd Florida Watercolor Society Annual Juried Competition.
  • Blick Art Material Award – Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies 35th Juried Exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
  • Poster Artist and Award of Excellence – Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out! 2014
  • Demo Artist – Florida Watercolor Society Convention 2014