Valery was born June 18, 1939 in the town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region. 40 years ago, graduated from the Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial School. VI Fly. Since 1972, she teaches activities. Since 1998, a member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation. What is he, Petersburg Valery Ilyushkina? This is a warm and joyous city, rich in bright clean colors. There are no dull St.
Petersburg "greyness". On the contrary, much of the sun and in the southern blue sky. Landscapes almost deserted: only some of them "animated" small figures. Despite this, in St. Petersburg on the canvases of the artist is amazingly friendly, proportionate to the person.
This is not a modern metropolis living in a mad rhythm, and cozy town whose life takes a measured and degrees. All is full of harmony and tranquility, colored with bright colors of life. On examination master paintings have a feeling the same style, a kind of "handwriting" of the artist: decorative, bright colors, the lack of detail, substantial "weight" of the form. Valery – a true artist. Color in His canvases clearly dominates the other painting. It seems that the artist perceives the world primarily through color. Very interesting sketches for paintings. It is these quick sketches by looking at the world through the eyes of an artist: to see a slushy winter Petersburg pink and pale shades of salad or enjoy the sunlight playing on the wall high-rises. Probably, many passed by Avtovo circus without paying much attention to his dusty tent. And, suddenly, in his study of Valery Ilyushkina he appears unexpectedly meaningful and attractive. In the artist's works are beautiful not only picturesque corners of the historic center St. Petersburg, but also ordinary buildings "sleeping" areas. In addition to landscapes, still lifes, Valery Ilyushkin writes. They are made so juicy and "delicious", it becomes clear that, with what pleasure the artist wrote them. Especially I want to note filled with joy and spring mood, "Still Life with Tulips" and "etching machine," which could easily be called "Portrait of etching machine," so it looks inspired by picture.