I'm a self-taught artist born in Lviv, Ukraine, but Toronto is what I call my home town. I previously attended Etobicoke School of the Arts majoring in Visual Arts. I studied at Ryerson University School of Interior Design, where I received my BID. With my design knowledge and a strong passion for art, I decided to marry the two disciplines and succeed in a profession of design.
However, I feel that passion is stronger than profession...and if possible, your
passion must be turned into a profession.
Art is a big part of my life and something I have built my reputation on.
It is second nature to me and it’s the most proficient way of expression for me. I see Art as an emotional outlet and a pathway to find your inner self.
I have a passion of exploring the human anatomy and experimenting with human expression, while combining realism with abstract. My previous body of work focused exposing various nuances of my own mouth to evoke a visceral response to sexually suggestive and seductive expressions. My current work uses very vibrant colours and whimsical subject matter to create playful illustations.
While living in South Korea (2013-2015) I continued painting, teaching art to kids and adults, and founded the first community art school in the city : Gwangju Drawing Studio, where I instructed technichal drawing, watercolour painting, and host variously themed still life/ nude model drawing classes.