| Valeriy Grachov was born in Archangelsk, Russia on January 12, 1949 in the family of serviceman. He graduated from Kievís Institute of Engineering and Construction, the faculty of architecture in 1972.
He had thirteen personal exhibitions in Ukraine, two in USA (1989-1990), two in Czech Republic (1994-1995) and also participated in 2 exhibitions together with other painters. The number of works belongs to some private collections in Ukraine and abroad, especially in Russia, USA, Germany, France, Finland, and Czech Republic.
The paintings render authorís impressions collected from travels in Crimea, Caucasus, Pamirs, Tien Shan, Himalayas and also perennial experience of studying the cultures of India, China and Japan.
As a painter and graphic artist he is involved in architecture and design of small forms. He has been also mastered computer graphics professionally for past three years.
Original paintings, 2D digital art works and photographs in direction of romantic realism. Stunning mountains, nature views, wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, flowers and abstract art realized in oil on canvas, watercolors, tempera and ink. You will see unforgettable Pamirs, Himalayas, Crimea, Caucasus, Carpathian mountains, Black Sea and moreÖ