I am a Fine Artist educated in Russia and in Britain. My main themes are landscapes and townscapes. I greatly enjoy working outdoors as it gives me an opportunity to develop suitable compositions and experiment with light conditions. I start from investigating the area on my bicycle, noting the places of interest and making quick sketches. Next step will be to come back to the selected spots and to produce a number of preliminary watercolour studies and additional photos if needed. After that the collected material matures and expands in the studio.
My inspiration also comes from William Turner, Kyffin Williams, Bob Rudd and a number of Russian painters for example Valentin Korovin and Vladimir Stozharov. Their passion for colour, loose painting technique and an ability to capture the moment fascinate me over and over again.
I have exhibited my work at the Mall Galleries in London: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Society of Women Artists, and Royal Society of Marine Artists; at the National Watercolour exhibition in Russia and many other Galleries and Art Fairs in the UK and abroad.