RussPotakArtist

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, ABSTRACT, IMPRESSIONIST, EXPRESSIVE

Cheshire, Massachusetts · 345 Sales

RussPotakArtist

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, ABSTRACT, IMPRESSIONIST, EXPRESSIVE

Cheshire, Massachusetts 345 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(113)

Announcement   NEW! ~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!! I'M GOING GLOBAL!! NOW EVERYONE CAN HAVE A POTAK! And if you don't see the favorite that you were looking for, let me know. It might simply mean I took it off the page, and its still available. Say so, and if I have it, I'll put it back on for you. :)

ABOUT MY ART

I use my art to paint my feelings about what I experience and feel, rather than just what I see. For me, its a form of visual communication, and I speak it using my brush and paints. My art is my vehicle for that. I love using various mediums, my favorite being acrylic with oil pastel, and so many others as well. I l paint expressively, and with free style, and interpretation, using color, line, and shape. Impressionist, abstract or expressionism.

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Painting
My work is collected in the U.S. and abroad
My paintings have been purchased by NBC Universal studios and appeared in television productions for set designs.


Thank you for stopping my my Etsy gallery to view my art.
I hope you will find one of my works to your liking and make it your own.
Thank you.
Russ Potak ~ artist

THE COPYRIGHT TEXT THAT YOU SEE ON THE PAINTINGS IS FOR IMAGE PROTECTION ONLY, AND DOES NOT REALLY APPEAR ON THE ORIGINAL PAINTING WHEN PURCHASED

All my paintings are original, and my own creations. My works have been featured in many venues, both private and public. My works are collected in many parts of the world, including Norway, Russia, Spain, Greece, England, and Scotland to name a few as well as in in the U.S. and Canada. NBC Universal Studios have acquired my works for display in the set designs for the award winning show, PARENTHOOD. I have regular exhibits in galleries, coffee houses, outdoor venues, and of course online.
And, if you are looking for a particular subject or composition, please let me know, as I have many more paintings in my personal archives that I can list for you here, just by your asking.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 28, 2017

NEW! ~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!! I'M GOING GLOBAL!! NOW EVERYONE CAN HAVE A POTAK! And if you don't see the favorite that you were looking for, let me know. It might simply mean I took it off the page, and its still available. Say so, and if I have it, I'll put it back on for you. :)

ABOUT MY ART

I use my art to paint my feelings about what I experience and feel, rather than just what I see. For me, its a form of visual communication, and I speak it using my brush and paints. My art is my vehicle for that. I love using various mediums, my favorite being acrylic with oil pastel, and so many others as well. I l paint expressively, and with free style, and interpretation, using color, line, and shape. Impressionist, abstract or expressionism.

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Painting
My work is collected in the U.S. and abroad
My paintings have been purchased by NBC Universal studios and appeared in television productions for set designs.


Thank you for stopping my my Etsy gallery to view my art.
I hope you will find one of my works to your liking and make it your own.
Thank you.
Russ Potak ~ artist

THE COPYRIGHT TEXT THAT YOU SEE ON THE PAINTINGS IS FOR IMAGE PROTECTION ONLY, AND DOES NOT REALLY APPEAR ON THE ORIGINAL PAINTING WHEN PURCHASED

All my paintings are original, and my own creations. My works have been featured in many venues, both private and public. My works are collected in many parts of the world, including Norway, Russia, Spain, Greece, England, and Scotland to name a few as well as in in the U.S. and Canada. NBC Universal Studios have acquired my works for display in the set designs for the award winning show, PARENTHOOD. I have regular exhibits in galleries, coffee houses, outdoor venues, and of course online.
And, if you are looking for a particular subject or composition, please let me know, as I have many more paintings in my personal archives that I can list for you here, just by your asking.

Russ Potak

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(113)
susandclark

susandclark on Jul 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love Russ's interpretation of Buck McCain's bronze statue of St Francis outside of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe New Mexico. Painted during Russ's latest travels to Santa Fe and the Southwest....I have added it to my growing collection of Potak paintings of Santa Fe. Thanks Russ.. the painting speaks for itself of your amazing expressionist gift for the use of color!

starrynight29

starrynight29 on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Might call this “Pissarro meets Ludwig Bemelmans”…but altogether, a unique “animated impressionism.” Love the romantic subject, sweet composition, vibrant color interactions, and post-impressionist soul. Somebody pls. send this guy to Europe, or California wine country, would ya?!

susandclark

susandclark on May 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Whimsical Expressionism... the universal story of motherhood... monotonous exhaustion -a true portrayal of those moments.

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About

ABOUT MY ART, AND BACKGROUND

My first language is art. The visual. My second language is the verbal. Art was my form of communication long before I could form a word. It still is. I express what I see, feel, and dream through my art. I absorb the life around me, and transfer that into a the visual translation using paint. I feel I can communicate a lot better by a painting, than I can in other ways. When I see something, experience something, of imagine something, I can't wait to put it into paint, so that I can show you all out there what has been channeled through visions and perceptions. Its a wonderful gift to have and I feel I need to keep it well. I love transfer my impressions and sensations, onto the canvas using whatever medium I happen to choose. Acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, pencil, gouache or pen, and anything in between. I have been painting forever, and even longer than that. Its what I do, 24/7. I work at the easel daily, and am passionate about my art. Here, in my workplace, nestled in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, I put on my favorite music, grab my cup of joe, and head for my easel. Its exciting to speak in these visual terms using my art. I use my art to paint my feelings about what I experience and feel, rather than just what I see. For me, its a form of visual communication, and I speak it using my brush and paints. My art is my vehicle for that. I love using various mediums, my favorite being acrylic with oil pastel, and so many others as well. I l paint expressively, and with free style, and interpretation, using color, line, and shape. Impressionist, abstract or expressionism.

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Painting
My work is collected in the U.S. and abroad
My paintings have been purchased by NBC Universal studios and appeared in television productions for set designs

I hope you enjoy it and become one of my collectors! And thanks for visiting my Etsy gallery here.

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  • Russ Potak / artist

    Owner, Maker

    Artist. Painter of expressive subjects, landscapes, seascapes, interesting locales, images from the heart, all in an expressive impressionist, colorful palette of mood drenched paint, watercolor, pastel and mixed media. BFA degree in painting.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2017
Art is what I do and I am offering my paintings at an extremely reasonable cost to you, the customer, in hopes that my work can be affordable to more than just a select few. I use premium grade acrylics for my paintings and am always working on something new. I paint and create constantly. It's what I do.
I do my art professionally and take it very seriously.
I feel my best when I am behind the easel, at my work.

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My paintings are offered to you via PayPal or Credit cards as the means to purchase my art. My purchase conditions to obtain an original painting from Russ Potak are as follows:
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Any reproduction of my image or work, is not allowed without the consent of the artist, me, and the purchase of a painting does not include the use of it in any form of marketing or profiting as a result of it.

Payment is due within three days of the purchase of a work. After three days, I reserve the right to either sell the painting to another buyer, or re-list the work for public sale again.
Shipping
Paintings will shipped via USPS Priority, or First Class depending on the package size within 5-7 days of purchase. During high peak mail traffic days, such as Christmas, even priority shipping can be delayed as much as by 3 days or so. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIMES CAN TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS IN TRANSIT. So just keep this in mind and when placing your order to insure plenty of time during those P.O. mail frenzy times.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final with paintings. If for any reason a purchase is not in good condition upon arrival, due to shipping damages, or mishandling by the shipping company, USPS, Fed Ex, or any other, .. and the artwork is damaged in transit or upon delivery, then the buyer can request a replacement of a similar value item which will be shipped by me, the shop owner. Refunds are not an option, but replacement art is. There is also, a 7 day window on which to act for any replacement or other actions that relate to this policy. After 7 days the option for action is null and void.
I am not a company nor a corporation, and therefor refunds can only be in terms of a physical replacement item, which in this case is art of similar worth and or size.
Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
VARNISHED??

YES. Most all works of acrylic and or oil pastel are lightly varnished to enhance and protect the artwork. Only watercolor and some types of charcoal or water soluble inks are not varnished.

~ ABOUT LIGHTING ON A PAINTING ~
Paintings on computer screens are under full "lux' illumination. In real life, this doesn't exist. Direct or indirect from artificial or natural sources are what illuminates a work of art. They will appear different depending on the choice of lighting or strength of it. To approximate computer screen lighting, an overhead daylight type lamp above the painting would be best, although would recommend letting it exist in all types of lighting to see its many different effects.