I was born in Russia, but moved to Germany. Many of my paintings appear to be three dimensional, and jump off of the page at you. I use an oil dry-brush technique on special paper to create much of my work.
I began drawing at the age of five, and early in school, I received portrait requests from my classmates, who were impressed with my work.
I became a full-time artist after drawing a portrait for a friend. Now, I receive orders from companies, singers, actors, football players, and politicians. I have taught many artists my techniques as well. I paint full time and work in my studio daily.