I draw my inspiration from the world around me and what I have seen. Wherever I look, I find myself always surrounded by astounding beauty – from the simple grace of a blossoming flower to the grandness of the universe. It is this beauty that I seek to capture and express in my paintings. To me, abstract art is a way of viewing the world and of expressing the fleeting moments in the only way that they can be expressed.
Repetition is not my strength and my personal style consists a fusion of palette knife techniques, impressionistic strokes, and surrealist perspectives. Each stroke differs from the rest, each painting is distinct and different from the other, linked only by bright colors and palette knife technique.
It is through landscapes and cityscapes that I continuously attempt to capture the emotion, vivid detail and cultures of the world; including but not limited to Canada.
Voronezh State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1978
Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
Master of Fine Arts, 1988