I am an international expressionist (was born in Russia, grew up in Belarus, and moved to the US in my 20th), which means I paint my own vision of reality: I purposefully distort and exaggerate the object in order to reproduce its true meaning, or my understanding of it. I'm easily recognized as an expressionist by the use of "intense color and agitated brushstrokes." It is said that expressionism "assessed itself mostly in Germany," so it is sort of a part of my DNA (my great grandparents were German), and one of my favorite Russian artists Kandinsky "was also an expressionism addict."
I do all sorts of paintings, from landscapes to portraits! I first showed interest in art, when I was just 4 years old, and once I turned 8 I was taking art classes at one of the local art academies. When I was 13 I was picked to have an art show in Germany, and thanks to that I got to spend about a month there and travel around.
I find inspiration everywhere I look. Occasionally I'll be talking to somebody about something that has nothing to do with art, and suddenly I have an idea, or more accurately an image, "gestalt," of what I want to paint.
I want to share my artwork with the world, and hope that my paintings will "keep a lot of eyes happy!"