I am a self-educated painter, and I have been painting since I was a child. In the past, I didn’t have the chance to take painting lessons because I lived in the countryside, and there were neither any art school nearby, nor painters around. I truly started painting only after my retirement, finally fulfilling my childhood dream and the need for self-expression, after completing several courses at the oil painting school in St. Peterburg, Russia. I am interested in all areas and techniques. I love oil, pastel and glass, and my favorite is painting still life and flowers. I believe it is a way to express movement through stillness, to feel God in ourselves.