“I was born in Russia in 1957 and lived in Sankt-Petersburg until I moved to Sweden in 2002. My education in Russia never had any connection to art. I graduated from a Technical University and later became a specialist in Economics and Auditing.
Though drawing has been a companion of mine since childhood, I never painted. I started painting in 2011 after buying a book about watercolour art. I can say that I am mostly a self-taught artist but I met several watercolour artists in Sweden whose advice and guidance were very helpful in the shaping of my artistic approach. I have got a big fascination for watercolour as painting medium.
To paint watercolours is for me a magic act. I believe that watercolour art is a very powerful way to express feelings and can be effectively used to represent an artistic vision on a piece of paper.
Watercolour painting is considered a unique way to creatively represent dreams, illusions and emotions using water-soluble pigments. This highly dynamic process makes each painting an exciting adventure. I got into this wonderful world of colours and my life has changed, became brighter and richer .. I would like to share this gift with those who enjoy my paintings. Nowadays, I live a large part of the year in Praia da Luz in the Algarve. I find much inspiration here for my paintings.”