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 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 throughout 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 Exhibition 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

In September 2019 I have been elected as a member of Leeds Fine Artists Society www.leedsfieartists.co.uk

Here are the courses and venues where I will be teaching this Spring/ Summer 2020.

Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield


TUE (21 April - 30 June) Discover and Develop Watercolour/ Acrylic PAY AS YOU GO workshops (10.00 - 15.00), 45 (watercolour) or 50 (acrylic) per day. Materials provided, hot drinks and free street parking. Please get in touch to let me know when you would like to attend.

York Art and Crafts, Copmanthorpe


WED (24 Jun) Chinese Brush Painting (10.00 - 15.00), free parking, hot drinks, light snacks and materials provided.

Leeds City College, Leeds


TUE Discover and Develop Acrylic Painting (18.00 - 20.30): 21, 28 Apr, 5, 12, 19 May, 2, 16, 23, 30 Jun, 7 Jul 2020. Materials are provided.

THU Discover and Develop Watercolour Painting (18.20 -20.50): 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14, 21 May, 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun, 2 Jul 2020. Materials are provided.

Grays Court, York


MON Watercolour Masterclasses on Plain-Air (9.30 - 12.00): 11 May, 8 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September. To book your place please email me directly, 30 per session.

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