I developed a love of the arts at a young age having been raised in Russia and exposed to the theater. I was surrounded by colors, costumes, makeup, dancers, music and all that would encompass performing arts. That would serve as my earliest inspiration as an artist.
I am influenced to paint figuratively as a result of my early childhood experiences. My expertise lies in people and animals. However, I also enjoy painting landscapes and seascapes. For me, the painting process is almost meditative. You can find me painting in my studio every day.