Vladimir Paine was born in the birthplace of Chagall and Soutine. He studied sculpture, and through sculpture came to painting.His art has absorbed the traditions of the Russian avant-garde. Paine’s paintings are full of expression and drama. They convey a special approach which is unique only to him. He creates his own mythology - a new reality where the characters often resemble living sculptures.
Vladimir has participated in numerous collective and personal exhibitions. His works are found in private collections of serious art collectors in 17 countries. He also teaches painting and sculpture in the School of Art.