Russian artist Yaroslav Gerzhedovich was born in Leningrad in 1970 and went through Russian art schools. He paints in acrylic. He lists as his influences all the things you would expect: Pieter Brueghel, Hieronymus Bosch, the Symbolists, Tolkien, Umberto Eco. The Throne.
A Place where Dreams Burn
The Sailor and the Sea Queen
Castle of the Sea
Rainy Day, which is interesting in that it takes a mundane topic and somehow renders it dark and mysterious.