I'm a Toronto based artist, working primarily in oil painting. My style and technique are continuously evolving and are influenced by almost everything around me. My main inspiration and subject is nature - landscapes, florals, wildlife - both in studio and "en plein air".
I was drawn towards art for as long as I can remember. I have admired Impressionism, Romanticism, and the Group of Seven. 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).
In October 2014 I started teaching painting workshops. They quickly grew into two locations: my studio and Graven Feather gallery on Queen Street, where they run on a regular basis. Apart from teaching, making and showing my own art I'm frequently involved in a variety of community projects, inspiring creativity in youth, adults and seniors.