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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

30 Aug - 22 Sep Great North Art Show 2019, Ripon.

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

Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield, www.creativeartshubmirfield.com

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

TUES 24 Sep - 29 Oct Discover and Develop Watercolour (5 days) 225;

TUES 5 Nov - 3 Dec Discover and Develop Watercolour (5 days) 225;

TUE 10 Dec Christmas themed Watercolour project 1 DAY 45.

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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.

WEDS 18, 25 Sep, 2, 9 Oct - Discover Watercolour for Beginners (4 days) 200;

SAT 28 Sep (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 50;

WED 16 Oct - 1 Day Chinese Brush Painting - Learn how to paint flowers and birds 50;

WED 23 Oct - 1 Day Watercolour painting - How to paint with impact - inspired by Alvaro Castagnet 50;

SAT 19 Oct (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 55;

MON 28 Oct - 1 Day Drawing workshop - Learn how to apply the rules of perspective 50;

TUE 29 Oct - 1 Day Watercolour workshop - Learn how to paint reflections 50;

WED 6 Nov - 1 Day Watercolour workshop - Colour mixing - Autumn trees 50;

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

SAT 7 Dec (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 55; 

WED-THU 11, 12 Dec - Winter Landscape - Acrylic painting (2 days) 110;

SAT 11 Jan (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 60;

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

TUE 4 Feb (10.00 - 4.00) - 1 Day Chinese Brush Painting 50;

WED 5 Feb (10.00 - 4.00)- 1 Day Chinese Brush Painting 50;

WED-THU 12-13 Feb - Explore texture and mark making inspired by Mike Bernard's acrylic painting (2 days) 110;

SAT 29 Feb (10.00 - 4.00) - Develop your personal work 60.

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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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New venue this summer!!! Grays Court in York (gorgeous views of the Castle Wall, York Minster and the Treasures House) has invited me back to continue with awe-inspiring plein-air painting workshops in their most beautiful gardens.

Last Monday morning on 16 September, between at 9.00 - 12.00, fee 30. Couple of spaces still available, please contact me directly if you wish to book your place.

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