Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?
I was born in the Ukraine on February 3rd 1986. I currently live in Norfolk VA
What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?
I have loved to draw since I can remember! I have just always wanted to put my dreams on paper.
Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?
It would have to be Rob Dyrdek. I don’t know if it’s the skateboarding but I think he’s awesome.
Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?
There are many artists that I admire and adore. Out of all these my favorite would still have to be Naoko Takeuchi. Her beautiful illustrations were a huge inspiration when I was younger and a big motivation to pursue creating art as a career.
When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?
The very little time I have when I am not working on something or other, I like to spend outdoors. Usually paddle boarding or hiking. I am very inspired by nature and animals and I often incorporate many of my own nature photography into my artwork.
Who are your biggest influences?
My work is mostly influenced by the fashion industry (especially the models) and children’s fairytales from the greats like Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki.
What mediums do you enjoy working in?
My favorites are dry media such as colored pencil and pan pastel but I also love to paint.
Anything else you want to tell?
I am so excited to be a part of this show and ArtDeckCo! This is an amazing time for artists and the ability to share our artwork in new and exciting ways! I believe it will only continue to grow as others catch on :)