My initial yet serious attempts at painting happened while I was
in high school. At that time, I lived with my parents in a small
town in the central part of the Russian Federation during the
Soviet Union era. The most common painting mediums I could find
then in local stores were gouache, tempera, and watercolors,
which were used broadly in traditional Russian decorative
painting and iconography. Over the years, I have found this to
be quite an influence in my artistic career.
After relocating to the United
States, I practiced decorative and mural painting in private
residences, children’s medical facilities, and other offices for
many years. I also taught art privately and at the independent
day school, Ezra Academy, Woodbridge, CT.
After a recent relocation
from Connecticut to Florida, I am now focused on perfecting my
fine art skills and styles. I am attending art
seminars/critiques, and practicing live figure sketching and
painting En Plein Air with my artist friends.
Many of my artworks can be seen in galleries and private
collections in the United States and other countries.
At Elisabeth Park, CT
Rose weekend paint out
At Wekiwa Island, FL
quick draw competition
Wickham Park, CT
in Ostrich Land,
Santa Barbara, CA