I discovered my interest in art at a young age, visiting Art museums back in Russia. In my childhood I occasionally entertained myself by drawing caricatures and small sketches. They became popular and were collected by friends and family. I gravitated to portraiture and figurative art. What intrigues me most is harmony, uniqueness, and emotions I see in the faces of people around me. I would like to share this inner beauty.
Learning in art is never-ending and exciting journey, I spent much time improving my skills at life drawing and painting classes of California Art Institute and Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. I was lucky and privileged to study with amazing artists Glen Orbik, Vadim Zang, and Ignat Ignatov. When I struggle to find my own path, the works of John Singer Sargent, Ilia Repin, and Joaquin Sorolla guide me.
My works could be found in private collections nationwide, as well as in Peru, Chili, Italia, Japan and Russia. I am a member of Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America.