I was drawn towards art for as long as I can remember. I have admired Impressionism, Romanticism, and the Group of Seven, but never thought that I could be an artist. In 2006 a friend of mine dragged me to a painting class and proved me wrong.
Since then, I have attended several art schools, including: Academy of Art Canada (Toronto), Adult Art Program at Central Technical School (Toronto), Nik Balushev Art Studio (Russia), and Trushnikova Art School (Russia). To this day, I continue to improve my skills by taking private workshops, online classes, and experimenting in my Toronto based studio.
In October 2014 I started teaching beginner painting workshops. They quickly grew into two locations: my studio and Graven Feather gallery on Queen Street. My goal is to inspire others to create, believe in themselves, and experience the power of art.