September / October 2016
Market Buildings, Guernsey
Eugen Gorean decided to pursue a career in art at the age of 12. He graduated top of his class from the Chisinau Art Academy in Moldova. Despite his young age he has already exhibited all over the world and is now recognised internationally as a highly talented watercolourist.
Eugen Gorean has been supported in his career by Guernsey resident and art collector David Ummels, who first spotted the young artist’s work in 2011 at an international exhibition in France. For David, that was the start of a rewarding relationship. He said:
“I first made contact with Eugen when I sent him a note after buying two of his paintings. It became clear that, despite his talent, simply buying drawing paper was a struggle. I arranged to send him a shipment of high-quality paper, and soon began receiving watercolours in return.
“Since then I have supported him with advice and introductions. I have also been able to commission artworks from Eugen, often when cash flow was critical for him to be able to move forward with his work. It has been wonderful to see his career progressing through his talent and hard work. It is simply watercolour at its best.”
Since David and Eugen first met, the artist’s career has gone from strength to strength and he is now a watercolourist of global renown with a host of international accolades. He shows his work all over the world and has received a host of awards. Eugen’s artworks have been exhibited in London, Moscow, Paris, Venice and Shenzhen. He was also invited by the European Parliament in Brussels and by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to show his art within the walls of those institutions. It is due to his relationship with David that he agreed to show his work in Guernsey.
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