Everist is very involved in the arts community. He is a member of several art societies in Ontario and Quebec, as well as the Com2Art association in France. He has taught palette knife painting seminars for all ages and skill levels, believing that awareness through education will ensure the longevity of the fine arts.
Everist's paintings adorn the walls of many private homes and are found in corporate collections across North America, The Caribbean and Europe.
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.