NEWSLETTER"When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out."- James Frey
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to U.S. in my late 20th. Currently I live in Boulder, Colorado. I graduated from University of Arizona with degree in Optical Sciences and spent significant part of my life doing research in the field of optical design. However, I was always attracted to creative process of artistic expression, and at some point, I decided to devote my entire time to it. I do not have formal education in art, instead, I studied informally at Colorado Academy of Art, and also with various teachers in drawing, watercolors, pastel and oil. It is my goal as an artist to encourage people to see magic of beauty in ordinary life.