Born in Belarus, USSR. Graduated from Tyumen State University with MA. Worked as a teacher of English and art in Russian schools. In 1996 immigrated to the USA with the family and started to work as Director of Russian Adoption at Adoption Associated, Inc. Resigned in 2012 to devote myself to art. Painting and exploring cultures all my life visiting more than 23 countries. I am a strong believer in art's immense effect on each individual, in its positive role in our life, bringing joy through connecting our inner world with the Universe, creating harmony. I am a motivational art instructor believing that each person has a creative side.