I am a first-generation Russian-American from Saint Petersburg and was fortunate enough to move to the United States at a young age, which allowed me to get acclimated with the language and culture in the United States. The past fifteen years I have lived in Florida, New York and Germany and each of these places helped me discover who I am. I also traveled during this time and met a lot of inspiring and creative people. While I traveled I worked as a freelance model and curated my passion for painting and drawing.
However, I felt like something was missing. I wanted substance, a foundation that would ground me. In 2010, I purchased a century old 3000-sq.-ft. house that became my first of many restoration projects. I developed a passion for design and architecture, which inspired me to get a formal education so I could pursue design further. I am currently a third year Interior Architecture and Design student at Florida State University and I absolutely love it! I have gradually developed technical and creative skills that have helped me harness my artistic abilities.
My passion for art is fairly new and started as a hobby three years ago. As I was developing a portfolio, my paintings generated interest among friends and family. Several pieces were commissioned and that gave me the motivation I needed to move forward. Knowing that my loved ones appreciated my work to display it in their homes is one of my greatest accomplishments.
I am inspired by emotions such as pain, infatuation or extreme happiness. My most prized pieces were created from a place of pain caused by the one I loved. I gravitate towards complex individuals because their dominance inspires me to impress and display my best qualities. My art is a digital hybrid of my original paintings and sketches. They are a reflection of my emotional state. Pain caused by a lover at times is the greatest gift and inspirational to a vulnerable heart. I express my emotions on canvas through a spectrum of colors while experiencing healing and growth.