Welcome to my site!
I am New Zealand artist of Russian origin. I travelled a lot and finally settled down in Waitakere, West Auckland. It is a very special place where the nature is beautiful and powerful, people are friendly and creative, the art community is flourishing. You simply can’t run out of inspiration here!
Art has been a lifetime journey for me: my hobby, passion, escape, source of happiness and now it is my profession that I thoroughly enjoy. I paint every day, what can be better!
My painting process is simple: I spend time at the beach, in the forest, in the garden, admiring the beauty and taking a lot of photos of the same place from different angles. I save the photos in my computer and start working on composition and colour palette. The goal is to create the image that looks like a work of art, not like a photograph. The subject itself doesn’t matter. As long as I can play with colour and light, I am happy.
My art is known for its distinctive style and vibrant colours. My favourite colours are red, orange and yellow, hues of sunshine and fire, warm, passionate and expressive.
As a painter, I consider myself influenced by Paul Gauguin, Maryanne North and Russian traditional decorative art.
The world around me fascinates me, I see it in a beautiful, mysterious way and believe in healing power of art.