Everist Prokofiev was born in Torun, Poland in 1959. He and his family left Poland when he was six years old, settling in Toronto, Canada. He was immersed in the visual arts and music throughout his childhood and developed his love for the fine arts at a very young age. Experiencing pressure from his family to follow in the musical footsteps of his great-uncle, composer Sergei Prokofiev, Everist found that he was much more comfortable composing on canvas. After attending the Ontario College of Art for four years, Everist continued to hone his artistic skills by enrolling in private painting lessons. He received much recognition and numerous awards before he reached 18 years of age.
Everist has traveled extensively across Canada, where the diverse and magnificent Canadian landscape continues to provide him with a limitless source of inspiration. His travels from British Columbia to Newfoundland and from the Arctic to the distant shores of the Caribbean have re-sparked Everist’s creative instincts. Observing nature while spending time in the great Canadian wilderness has magnetized Everist to his canvas, making it necessary for him to keep his easel and box of paints by his side. In 2016, Everist was chosen to be part of the Canadian delegation, representing Canada, at the 6th Edition of “Artistes Du Monde Exposition International” in Cannes, France. This was a major turning point for Everist, expanding his creativity onto the world stage.
After many years in Ontario, Everist and his family now reside in the magnificent forested mountains of Charlevoix Quebec. Over the past 100 years, this region has been a favourite destination for many renound Canadian and international painters. A Y Jackson ,Renee Richard, Jean Paul Riopelle, Cornelius Kreighoff, Francesco Lacurto, William Brymner, and many others have found Charlevoix an unlimited source of inspiration.
Everist's paintings adorn the walls of many private homes and are found in corporate collections across North America, The Caribbean and Europe.