Education: Stavropol art school. Painting department (1990)
Kuban State University. Graphic arts department (2008.)
Member of city, regional and youth art exhibitions.
I work in the field of graphic design. Have been engaged in botanical painting since 2009.
All the flowers are painted from life in a mixed watercolor technique (wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet) on a high quality cotton paper Grain Torchon 300g / m2.
Since I'm painting flowers from nature, the most difficult part of my job is to create a composition. Flowers actually grow in the garden, in a flowerpot or assembled in a bouquet. How to place a flower or flowers on a sheet of paper? How to create an interesting composition, harmonious ratio of form, color stains, to create a certain rhythm that is peculiar to the growth of plants – this is a task that I set for myself.
It is the part of the work that requires creativity in realistic painting. After these tasks are complete it is necessary to have a skill, knowledge and diligence to convey the beauty and complexity of the plants.
Paintings in this charming genre create a contemplative mood, the atmosphere of peace, tranquility and harmony.