I always look for that perfect balance of the technical and emotional aspects of Art. I strive to make sure that my work is in sync with the splendor of Nature. I constantly catch that magical albeit elusive moment, lurking in the ever-shifting atmospheric conditions and passing light. Once I have it, I hold it in my memory until I finish a painting. I don’t lose a sense of wonder, even when the painting is finished.
The esthetics of the work I produce are extremely important to me. I appreciate the language of the texture and sculpture the oil paint layers, I forever re-invent my brush strokes.
The foundation of my painting is based on the multi-faceted heritage of the Russian Art, French Impressionism and en plein air traditions.
The words of my teacher are forever imprinted in my approach to life and art: “Nature, seeing your love and determination, will reveal you its mysteries of splendor, if you incessantly work on uncovering its essence.”
I am faithfully following traditional Art; I know it will prevail.