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ABOUT

My journey in creative arts education began in 1999. After graduating from Moscow College of Architecture and Building Arts in 2005, I completed the Batchelor's Degree from Moscow Architectural Institute. Focusing on minimalist architecture. I worked as an architect for 7 years thereafter. Since 2013 I have traveled extensively throughout most of Europe as well as Canada and then made my home in Vernon, BC in 2015.

 

In my portraits, I strive to paint not only physical appearance but to study the essential truths about a person within. I work mainly in a realistic style for my commission work, but I also enjoy experimenting with abstraction in my art practice. To challenge myself, I try different pigments, techniques, and surfaces, such as Aquaboard, watercolor grounds, Yupo paper, etc. These investigations into abstraction inspire my capacity to follow the material flow and formal possibilities. 

 

In 2019 I started to work on creating baby animal paintings and then in 2020, I published a children's book “My First Friends” based on the illustrations I made.

 

Currently, I am teaching watercolor classes and sharing my love of the medium as well as I am a member of FCA, IWS and Ali Cavanaugh’s Community of watercolor artists.

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