When I was 10 years old, an excellent teacher appeared at my school, and I got into his class. He immediately told my parents that an artist was growing in their family. I myself did not think about it, I just liked to paint; it turned out easy and brought pleasure. I painted at home and in class, but I didn’t think about the career of an artist, even when it was time to choose a university.
As a result, I entered the pedagogical institute on the specialty “teacher of foreign languages”. In the third grade, I realized that I wanted to devote myself to art. It was not enough to make little sketches with pen in the margins of notebooks, I really wanted to deepen my knowledge and learn how to draw a man. Mostly I drew with a pen and thought I`m a graphic.
It took several years before I found a teacher who became one of the key figures of my becoming as an artist. Her name is Anna Polishchuk. I still admire the talent and wisdom of this woman. The first thing she said to me was: “Believe me, you are a painter!” . Then she taught me not to be afraid of color, not to be afraid of mistakes, to treat the process correctly. Everything Anna told me turned out to be invaluable.
In 2010, I decided to deepen my knowledge of drawing, and so I got into the famous Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. I studied at the M.N. Ter-Sargsyan`s preparatory course, where got an understanding of the volume-spatial drawing. It was the rod that I wanted to gain. In addition, he influenced my decision to enter the academy.
In 2011 I entered the faculty of painting and restoration. Zlobin A.K. (graphic) and Kirsanova L.M. (painting) became my teachers. Looking back, I understand how lucky I was with the teachers. I am very grateful to those people, who were able (very carefully, within the framework of my personality) to direct me to further development.