At school in my native Russia, my favourite subjects were History, Languages but most of all World Classic Literature and Art.
With a background in Applied Arts, Design, I spent some time teaching Art in the College of Culture in Western Ukraine.
In 1997 my family moved to the UK and only recently I started to paint again. I hope that joining HAS will give me an opportunity to learn different aspects of creativity from other artists, develop my skills and painting techniques as well as have a chance to exhibit my artwork in the future.
I am seeking inspiration everywhere I go, always carrying with myself a small sketch book and a pencil. I try to look not only for interesting patterns and harmonies of colours, shapes and lines but also for subjects that move us emotionally in some way.
My goal is not only to create a beautiful piece of artwork, but also to leave an impression, a memory, or some feeling with the viewer long after they have seen the painting.
Mostly I work with oil on canvas and my favourite subjects are landscapes and pets. I have also been trying to paint on glass.
With desire and ability to paint there will be accomplishment, and with accomplishment comes confidence, and with confidence comes the true feeling of self-worth.