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I am a professional fine art painter originally from Tobolsk in Western Siberia, Russia, now based in West Yorkshire. I graduated with distinctions from Omsk University for my Fine Art degree. I then greatly enjoyed my Masters in Painting in the UK which I completed with distinctions in 2002.

I usually work from my studio at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield, south of Leeds, UK or paint outdoors at various locations depending on the season. I exhibit my paintings through out the UK and abroad including the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Society of Painters in Water colour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Society of Women Artists in London and National Watercolour Exhibitions in Russia.

I also enjoy sharing creative knowledge with my students. I have extensive teaching experience since graduating and have worked with all age groups. I get especially excited to inspire my youngest pupils at the Primary School level. We have produced some amazing artwork based on Climate Change in 2014-15, as well as international projects (Chengdu, China) funded by the British Council. I continue to teach workshops for children on Saturdays at the Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield and receive invitations to design and run unique art projects tailored to the needs of local schools (Primary and Secondary).

Over the last 6 years I have set up my own painting workshops and teach various short and long term painting/ drawing courses for adults (check out my current workshops in the Latest News section). If you are an art group and would like to book a one day Masterclass I will be more than happy to hear from you.

To contact me or to arrange a studio visit please use the details at the top of the page or the enquiry box below.

Latest News

This September I have been elected as member of Leeds Fine Artists Society www.leedsfieartists.co.uk

7 Dec 2019 - Flockton WI Christmas Fair.

8 Nov - 30 Dec 2019 - Solo exhibition at Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield. Free acrylic/ oil painting demonstrations on 10, 24 Nov, 8, 15 Dec and free children and adults Christmas painting workshops on the 1st Dec.

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Here are the courses and venues where I will be teaching this Autumn 2019.

Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield, www.creativeartshubmirfield.com

Hot drinks, materials provided and free street parking, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

TUE 5 Nov - 17 Dec Discover and Develop Watercolour / Acrylic PAY AS YOU GO workshops 45 (watercolour) or 50 (acrylic) per day. Materials provided.

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York Art and Crafts, Copmanthorpe www.yorkartandcrafts.com

10.00 - 3.00, free parking, hot drinks, light snacks and materials provided.

WED 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec - Oil painting course (4 days) 240;

WED 11 Dec - Winter Landscape - Acrylic painting 55;

WEDS 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan - Watercolour painting course (4 days) 220;

WED 5 Feb - 1 Day Chinese Brush Painting 50;

WED 12 Feb - Explore texture and mark making in acrylic (1 day) 55;

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Leeds City College, Leeds www.leedscitycollage.ac.uk

Wednesdays Autumn term: 9, 16, 23 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4, 11, 18 Dec; materials provided.

18.00 - 20.30 Discover and Develop Acrylic Painting 10 week course (200).

Thursdays Autumn term: 10, 17, 24 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 5, 12, 19 Dec; materials provided. 

18.20 - 20.50 Discover and Develop Watercolour 10 weeks (200).

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