The East and West of Fauvism

Two great masters of the twentieth century: Henri Matisse and Martiros Sarian, are probably the most outstanding colourists I know. They do not just use, apply or combine colour, they breath it and live it. The effect of such a passion – exquisite joy of the viewer and pleasure of the senses. The two painters led very different…

Cartagena @Guardian

I am immensely pleased to have my celebrated image from Cartagena, Colombia published in the Guardian newspaper again: Cartagena by Dr Stanislav Shmelev. There is a good chance that it will be seen by some of the 6.97 million Guardian followers on Twitter. Carthagena, a coastal town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is a…


The projected image exhibition of my ‘Magical Realism’ series devoted to ecosystems and biodiversity, the most crucial factors in stabilizing climate has taken place at the dedicated press conference at UNFCCC COP23: Environment Europe, the NGO I founded, is aiming to provide cutting-edge research and education in sustainability, the programme that has been attended…

Environmental Art at COP23

It is my great pleasure to announce that my environmental art from the “Magical Realism” series will be exhibited at the forthcoming United Nations UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn. Environmental art can be a powerful language to attract attention to the world’s most important problems: climate change, biodiversity loss, plastics pollution in our oceans, the…

Magical Realism III A

Tropical Colombia: the land of coffee, García Márquez and magical realism! By acquiring our limited edition prints you will be supporting important sustainability work happening in Oxford and all around the world. You can select a larger print on aluminium or a smaller more classic framed print via

Magical Realism II C

My new series, Magical Realism, made in the exotic coffee triangle of sunny Colombia is available both in gallery size and smaller prints: By acquiring my works you will be supporting, a sustainability think tank working in education, sustainability research and environmental art.  

Fauve Rio

My oil painting ‘Fauve Rio’ is no longer available, but you can order a limited edition print via

Poetics of Pulau Redang

My original oil painting is available at