Born in Lipetsk, Russia, in a humble family 21 years ago. After a rocky time I found some peace in the arts. As I was living with my grandparents in my home town, they promoted my art hobby. I started painting at the age of 5, and as time moved on I developed a passion for this.
Coming from a religious background, I started with crafting religious icons (which I still enjoy and sometimes do). After finishing high school, I moved to Moscow to finish a college of art at the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry. After 4 years of studying I graduated with honors and my last work of art that I made for the college was featured in an exposition at the Kremlin.
That same piece of work won the first prize at the Young Russian Talents 2016 competition in the category of religious icons.
Now, after doing some travel, I started painting new landscapes, portraits and animals in oil. And who knows what future awaits for me, but for sure I won't give up on this beautiful profession, and I'll keep posting and sharing my latest work here with you all.
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