My work is about being a woman: my (and perhaps your) emotional states, ranging from fragile to powerful, with always changing moods, feelings, and thoughts, as we evolve through our experiences (conscious and subconscious), and through our interactions with each other.
The unique elements of visual art are light, color, and line. My art is created from the alchemical combination of these elements, through combining painting, drawing, and printmaking. I am captivated by nature; its majesty is in my work via plants, foods, and patterns. Through my composing with lines, I communicate how I am both open to the world and feel trapped in it. But I love its beauty. I am part of it, and I feel the need to create. I know that is all there really is to life. Still, I am never satisfied and always strive for more (just like you).
My training as an artist began at a young age, in my home town, the historic Rostov-Veliky, near Moscow, Russia. At the age of 15 I was accepted to study painting and drawing at the Kalinin Art Academy in Moscow. In 1994 I came to the United States to complete my B.F.A. degree at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. I have exhibited my work in many group and one-person shows in Washington DC, Maryland, New York, England, and Virginia, where I now live and work as a professional artist and art instructor. I am a recipient of multiple grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. My work is in many national and international collections.