Artist's Profile

Originally from Russia I have been living in UK since 1996. I’ve started my art education in St. Petersburg, continued in Moscow, London and Brighton where I’ve gained my Master’s Degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton.

After my graduation in 2005 I’ve concentrated on illustration and murals. My children’s picture book ”Cactoo and the Dragon” has been published in 2007 and 2008 in USA and UK. You can see my murals at the Rialto Café in London and Dorking, Surrey. Since 2000 I have been a member of the "Cygnets Art Group." We have organized and held many successful exhibitions in London and Home Counties. For the "Cygnets" shows, I create collages using found objects to sell at the events.

Moving to Oxford in 2009 opened a new chapter in my artistic career. Working at the University of Oxford on the part-time basis gives me the opportunity to be a part of the intellectual and creative community. The art work you see on my website have been inspired by the rich cultural life in Oxford and my last few years' travelling.