I was born and raised in Russia and I currently live in Castle Rock. Since I was a child I wanted to be an artist, however, for some reason I chose a different path. I received a degree in mathematics and computer science and have worked as a math teacher and an early childhood educator. Even though the artist calling was quiet, it was still there. After almost a decade battle between sense and feelings, I have decided to pursue my childhood dream to become an artist. As I am making baby steps on the artist path, I am discovering new techniques in drawing as well as painting.