About the Artist
I was born and grew up in former Soviet Union and later lived and studied in Kazakhstan before coming to Australia in 1998.
From 2004 I took part in many art exhibitions and shows and won numerous awards and commendations.
Most recent include:
"Best Drawing" Award - Bendigo Easter Art Show 2022
"Best Small image" Award - Bendigo Easter Art Show 2021
"Best Contemporary" Award - Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 2021, SA
“Best Wildlife” Award - Camberwell Art Show 2021, Camberwell VIC
Best in show - Sorrento Rotary Art Show 2020, Sorrento VIC.
First prize "Graphic Art. The portrait of the Animal, Art Category" -The Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival 2017, Moscow, Russia
- Award of Excellence and People’s Choice Award – International Society of Scratchboard Artists Exhibition 2017, SA Adelaide
- Best Other Medium – Phillip Island and San Remo Rotary Art Show 2017
- Best Mixed Media – Mornington Art Show 2017
Best in Show - Essence of the Wild Exhibition 2015, WASA
Best Traditional - Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition 2015
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2014 - Finalist, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Best Painting in Show - Great Art Show 2014, Berwick Vic
Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014 - Finalist, Ballarat Art Gallery
City of Victor Harbor Acquisitive Award 2014 and People's Choice
“Art journey – Animals /a Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks”– North Light Books, USA 2016
“Strokes of Genius 8 – Expressive textures” – North Light Books, USA 2016
"The Book of the Dog" (Dogs in Art) - Laurence King Publishing 2015, UK
"50 Masters of Realistic Imagery" - Art Domain Whois Publisher, Germany 2015
"Inspiration Wild: an Artistic Celebration of nature and Environment" - WAMA Foundation 2014
"Strokes of Genius 6 - Value/Lights & Darks" - North Light Books
"Colored Pencil Magazine" USA - October 2014
"Australian Artist" magazine - 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
"Ex Arte Equinus 4" by Art Horse Magazine 2011
I am a Fellow member of Australian Guild of Realist Artists - AGRA, International Society of Scratchboards Artists.
I am represented at AGRA Galleries - Camberwell Vic , Bluethumb on-line gallery and Art Lovers Australia on-line gallery.