I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. The fine art skills and knowledge I have today came from studying art intensively for 15 years from the age of nine.
I was fortunate to have very professional art teachers, and I went through the system of art education that taught art in the classical way, where form is everything.
My art education combines three five-year courses. I studied drawing, painting, art history, decorative arts, and sculpture at a school of fine arts. By today's standards, this would qualify me as a professional artist. Then it was the five-year course at the academy of arts' department of easel painting and drawing. And finally, I spent five more years obtaining a university degree as a professional fine art teacher.
Since then, fine art has been an essential part of my professional life. After graduation, I was painting in oil and watercolor, and I had exhibitions in Europe and North America. My artworks have found their homes in collections in the USA, Canada, UK, Russia, Finland, Holland, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, and many other countries.
Presently I am teaching art students from various countries over the Internet. Thanks to new technologies, it is possible to provide value to many people who can learn drawing and painting techniques from me.
To view some of my works, check the Art Gallery »
In all art courses, I provide unlimited personal support to all students for as long as they need my assistance.
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My greatest passion is to share my knowledge and experience and to be useful to artists who strive for success. Seeing my personal example, books and videos helping students to become better artists fascinates me and gives me a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
I write practical books about art on topics such as how to draw and paint, as well as how to promote one's art.
Some of my books and guides are part of the art courses' curriculum. Find out more about my Art Books and Videos »