I was born in Russia and currently live and work in the United States.
I became interested in art in early childhood, looking through my parents' art magazines which had beautiful reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Alexander Brullov, Valentin Serov and artists alike. Throughout my life I painted in watercolor and acrylics until I began studying at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and the Art Students League of New York where I discovered oil painting and it became my preferred medium.
I find inspiration and beauty in diverse subject matter and I'm drawn to exploration of color, shapes, line, and compositional organization whether I am painting in abstract or more realistic style.
The Art Students League of New York,
National Academy School of Fine Arts