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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

After a busy Autumn with the major shows out of the way, I am now exhibiting watercolour and acrylic paintings (Calder Navigation and Yorkshire landscapes) at the Thrive Cafe in Dewsbury (8th Jan - 8th Apr 2019). The next exhibition with over 40 works on display will take place at the Laurence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield (1st Mar - 7th Apr 2019).

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

Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield, www.creativeartshubmirfield.com Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar and 2 Apr - winter term, 16, 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May - spring term,  4, 11, 18, 25 Jun - summer term. Free street parking, hot drinks and materials provided

10.00 - 15.00 Discover and Develop Watercolour 5 week DAY classes 200 (you can join the group every half term). 

18.00 - 20.30 Discover and Develop Watercolour 10 week EVENING classes 200 (you can join the group every term);

Saturdays: 19, 26 Jan, 2, 16 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar

10.00 - 12.00 Children Art workshops, 6 per child.

York Art and Crafts, Copmanthorpe www.yorkartandcrafts.com

10.00 - 15.00, free parking, hot drinks, light snacks and materials provided

20 Feb Create an atmosphere through Monochromatic Painting

25 Feb - 1 Mar Intensive 5 day Watercolour painting course;

6 Mar - 3 Apr Discover and Develop Oil painting 5 day course;

10 Apr Flowers in Watercolour (inspired by Shirley Trevena's experimental techniques);

17 Apr Experimental techniques in spring landscape Watercolour workshop (inspired by Anne Blockley);

27 April (Saturday) Develop your personal work (one Saturday each month);

1 May-22 May 4 day intensive drawing course;

27-31 May Intensive week of painting on Plein-air;

5 and 12 Jun Complete a painting in 2 days - Summer flowers! Acrylic painting;

19 and 26 Jun Complete a painting in 2 days - Yorkshire landscape! Acrylic painting;

1-2 Jul Complete a painting in 2 days - Palette knife techniques! Acrylic painting;

3-4 Jul Complete a painting in 2 days - Venice! Acrylic painting;

8-9 Jul Complete a painting in 2 days - David Tress! Acrylic Painting;

10-11 Jul - Composition in painting, practical 2 day course;

15-19 Jul Intensive week of painting on Plein-air with WATERCOLOUR;

22-26 Jul Intensive week of painting on Plein-air with ACRYLIC.

Leeds City College, Leeds www.leedscitycollage.ac.uk Wednesdays 16 Jan-27 Feb - spring term, 17 Apr-26 Jun - summer term. Free parking, materials provided.

18.00-20.30 Discover and Develop Acrylic Painting 10 week course (180).

Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds www.swarthmore.org.uk Thursdays No parking is available. You will need to bring your own equipment, there is a small art shop you can get all the essentials on the day. 10 Jan-28 Mar - spring term, 18 April-27 June - summer term.

10.00 - 12.00 Watercolour 10 weeks (subsidised course 110);

13.00 - 15.00 Watercolour 10 weeks (subsidised course 110);

15.30 - 17.30 Acrylic painting 10 weeks (subsidised course 110).

Leeds City College, Leeds www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk Thursdays 17 Jan-28 Mar - spring term, 25 Apr-4 July - summer term. Free parking, materials provided. 

18.20 - 20.50 Discover and Develop Watercolour 10 weeks (180). 

New venue!!! 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. One Monday morning per month: 13 May, 17 June, 22 July, 12 August, 16 September, between at 9.30 - 12.00, fee 30. Limited spaces available, please contact me directly if you wish to book your place.

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