I was born in Komsomolsk-on Amur, a small town in the Russian Far East, now live and work in Vancouver, Canada. I was educated as a psychologist, but when I moved to Vancouver in 2004 I decided to change my career and become an artist.
The beauty and magnificence of the Pacific West coast inspired me so tremendously that , never having been involved in art, I began to create and express my vision of the world through painting.
In Canada I studied fine art in Capilano University .
I paint mainly with oil but also enjoy working with watercolor, acrylic and pastels.
My paintings reflect my belief that every subject – be it a landscape, a figure or just a simple flower – has its own inner essence that evokes profound emotional impressions in people. I like capturing this sense of the inner ‘spirit’ and sharing my delight in experiencing it with the viewers.
I chose to work in the Impressionist style with its freedom of using color, light and loose brush strokes, as it has the expressive potential, beauty, and the ability to elicit emotional responses in the audience.
I like challenges and experiments in art, and now I’ve been working on a series of abstract paintings.