Sergei Pavlenko graduated in Painting from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He studied under Boris Ugarov, President of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR, and was nominated for the Gold Medal.

In 1989 Sergei moved to the West, received immediate recognition and began to paint and exhibit his work in London and the USA. Since then he has been living and working in London and is now a British citizen. Now an established portrait painter, both in Europe and the USA, Sergei’s work is in constant demand. His portrait of H.M. The Queen, completed in 2000, was said to be the Queen’s favourite portrait since her Coronation. It was personally unveiled by Her Majesty.

The painting received impressive coverage by the world press and television and a postage stamp was subsequently made in the UK.

In 2004, Sergei Pavlenko had a spectacular one-man exhibition in London in the Russian Embassy and in Moscow in the British Embassy, with over 1000 guests attending the Private View. Four TV channels covered the event and numerous articles and reviews on the subject appeared in newspapers and magazines. In Russia, Sergei’s name has been added to the list of highly distinguished emigrants and is next to the ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. In Britain, Channel 4 of the UK Television showed a film about Sergei and his portraits.

Recently Sergei was awarded a commission to paint a large-scale picture of The Queen meeting with Prince William and Prince Harry at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. The  painting is now  completed  and was highly acclaimed.

In 2008 Sergei has painted the portrait of King Abdullah the Second of Jordan .

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Herrick Gallery , London
2008-2011 Frost and Reed Gallery , London

2004 One-man show, The British Embassy, Moscow
2004 One-man show, The Russian Embassy, London
2003 Discerning  Eye, London
2001-03 Andean Gallery, Cork Street, London
2003-2008 Andreeva Portrait Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2001-04 “Artlondon”, Contemporary Art Fair, London
2002-03 Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair
2000 20th Century British Art Fair, London
1996-97 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1992-2017 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Gallery, London
1989, 1993,2006, 2010 Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London
Portrait Commissions, Henry Wyndham Art Gallery, London
David Ker Gallery, London
Kertesz Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Royal West of England Academy of Arts
Art Expo-90, Los Angeles, California, USA

Commissions and Collections

HM Queen Elizabeth II
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
HRH The Prince of Wales
HRH Prince Michael of Kent
HRH Prince Ernst of Hanover
HRH Prince Nickolas Romanoff
HRH Maria Gabriella de Savoie
The Duke of Marlborough
The Duke of Grafton
The Duke of Rutland
The Earl of Airlie
The Earl of Verulam
House of Lords works of art collection, the portrait of Lord Speaker Baroness Hayman
House of Lords works of art collection, "The Last Judjments of the Law Lords"
Cambridge University
Brown University, USA
Mr Crispin Odey
Cazenove Group plc
The Worshipful Company of Drapers - The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Earl and Countess of Dalhause
The Earl of Derby
Mr Rudolf Oetker (Germany)
Mr Lee Bass (USA)
Robber de Balkany (France)
Mr Carlo Bonomy (Italy)
Mr John Goulandris (Greece)
Rudolf von Ribbentrop (Germany)
Count Gustaff Douglas (Sweden)
Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Ribb (France)
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
Alfred Taubman (USA)
Mr Fridtjof Lorentsen (Norway)
Count Knut Winterfeld (Denmark)
Lord Younger (former Secretary of Defence)
12th Lancers Regiment ---H.M. The Queen Mother
Countess Dalhause (born Golitsin)
Sir Jack and Lady Stewart-Clark (former Vice-President of European Parliament)
Mr Michael Stone
Mr Salah Hawila
Colonel Hamilton-Russell
Colonel Peter Rodgers
Captain John Macdonald-Buchunan
Dr August Oetker (Germany)
Mr William Worsley
Sir Jeoffry Rose (RAC Club)
The Woshipful Company of Carmen. 500 years anniversary.