18 Park West artists who capture romance in art

"Date Night" (2015), Slava Ilyayev

Date Night” (2015), Slava Ilyayev

On Valentine’s Day, we often think of hearts, boxes of chocolate, or jewelry. However, few mediums (or gifts) could more fully express the many nuances of love and romance than art.

Whether it’s an ideal romantic location, a fun date night or love at first sight, many Park West Gallery artists have captured the spirit of love with their art. Though it is by no means an exhaustive list, here are a few artists who help capture that ephemeral feeling in their artwork.


Romantic destinations

"La Boheme" (2015), Viktor Shvaiko

La Boheme” (2015), Viktor Shvaiko

A getaway to a country like Italy can bring out the romance in anyone. The colors and scenes of works such as Viktor Shvaiko, Marko Mavrovich and Sam Park evoke the impressions and memories such splendid Mediterranean destinations can leave on a person.

"Summer Night in Acapulco" (2005), Fanch Ledan

Summer Night in Acapulco” (2005), Fanch Ledan

Others, such as Fanch Ledan, paint ideal scenes from lovely homes and apartments, providing a unique room with a view perfect for a romantic getaway. For those looking for a quiet place by the water, the artwork of David Najar offers escapes to ideal locations in nature.

"Forest Dreamland" (2014), David Najar

Forest Dreamland” (2014), David Najar



peter nixon

Mystique” (2000), Peter Nixon

The tingle shooting down your back when you are struck by love, the moment you fall head over heels when seeing someone, or even appreciating someone’s beauty – all are aspects artists have touched upon, such as Peter Nixon, who captures the human figure with passion and energy. Pino is famously known for his romantic book cover art as well as his attractive, yet elegant, paintings of women.

"Early Morning" (2005), Pino

Early Morning” (2005), Pino

Meanwhile, Csaba Markus creates stunning portraits of women (specifically “Pure Love”) that actually earned him a spot on the Top 10 Most Sensual Paintings in the “Toronto Sun.”

"Pure Love" (2013), Csaba Markus

“Pure Love” (2013), Csaba Markus

Sensualism isn’t limited to the human figure, and no discussion about the subject would be complete without the art of Chris DeRubeis, creator of Abstract Sensualism®. The sleek curves of both his figurative and abstract works dance with movement, and evokes sensuality in his metal art.

Chris DeRubeis Abstract Sensualism

Opposites Attract” (2014), Chris DeRubeis


Date night

"Elegant Evening" (2006), Linda Le Kinff

Elegant Evening” (2006), Linda Le Kinff

Whether going on that exciting first date or keeping the spark alive on an anniversary, date nights give two people the chance bond and grow together. When the time comes for choosing a date, the artwork of Linda Le Kinff shows the joys of attending concerts and other live performances. If a more wild time is desired, maybe it’s a night on the town with drinks or gambling depicted in the lighthearted art of Michael Godard.

"Rat Pack II" (2015), Michael Godard

Rat Pack II” (2015), Michael Godard

On the other hand, dates can be simple, like a romantic stroll as seen in the works of Slava Ilyayev. A date doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or outing, either. A simple night at home with a bottle of wine, like the photorealistic visions of Scott Jacobs, is the perfect setting for a romantic homemade meal.

Jacobs, Scott. Caymus by Candlelight. 2006. Park West Gallery Collection.

Caymus by Candlelight” (2006), Scott Jacobs



"Abundant" (2015), Lyn Diefenbach

Abundant” (2015), Lyn Diefenbach

Few holidays or occasions call for a bouquet of flowers more than Valentine’s Day. Many artists love to paint these beautiful gifts, such as the photorealistic flower art of Lyn Diefenbach or the more impressionistic flora of Simon Bull. Artist Dominic Pangborn paints floral art on both sides of the spectrum, from his abstract poppies to realistic roses.

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing XII" (2012), Simon Bull

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing XII” (2012), Simon Bull

For more floral arrangements, the oil paintings of Maya Green show flowers in breathtaking colors, while Michael Milkin’s warm-toned floral paintings certainly allude to the love, emotion and beauty of a romance.

"A Promise" (2014), Michael Milkin

A Promise” (2014), Michael Milkin

Art captures many emotions, and can be a very special and personal gift for a loved one. To find that perfect Valentine’s Day art for that perfect someone, be sure to view our Winter Sale Collection.

Are there any artists we haven’t included that make you think of romance and love? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

16 Responses to 18 Park West artists who capture romance in art

  1. Stephanie Rose Smith says:

    Does any of these art displayed come in poster form?

  2. David Freudenruch says:

    Love Slava’s work

  3. Carol Rogo says:

    I have left messages for three days with your company and the only call I received was a voice mail that you returned my call. Please contact me on a value discrepancy on two appraisals you sent to me.

  4. Anthony & Lisa Denwalt says:

    we have a charge on our credit card for $150 That we did not make or authorize. Please help resolve this invalid charge.

  5. Rags says:

    Under “Flowers”, looks like you have the wrong image for “Abundant” by Diefenbach.

  6. Tim says:

    Steve Bloom was the first that came to mind.

  7. Bernice Shey says:

    would like some pictures and info about your Animations

  8. Jackie Hurley says:

    Have recently returned from a cruise and purchased my first Thomas Kinkade painting Holiday Gathering I’m very excited about its arrival

  9. Ann-Maria Pucciarmati says:

    Recently I returned from a cruise where I experienced my first art auction. I was very interested in a painting by Yuval Wolfson and was given a bid card for the painting by one of Park West representatives. During the auction, I was fortunate to have won a $300 credit off any painting I purchased during or after the auction, as the credit made the painting affordable with my budget. After the auction I approached the representative and was assured the pre bid and credit prize would be valid for the following day. After some thought I went and sat to finalize the sale. To my disappointment I was told that the painting had gone up in price(apparently during the cruise)by another $700 usd. Unfortunately I was unable to purchase the painting. In my opinion Park West should have honoured their bid card price. It was unprofessionally handled and it appears that a businessman’s word and offer on paper is not a sealed deal.
    Hence I am left with a sceptical view of Park West Art Actions professionalisam and honesty.

    • parkwestgal says:

      Hello Ann-Maria, we are sorry to hear about this experience. We have provided your information to our Client Services department, so someone should be reaching out to you soon to help resolve the matter.

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