My birthplace is Volgograd, a Russian city on the west bank of the Volga River. In 1961, my year of birth, this city was still called Stalingrad, known for its decisive struggle in 1942 against the German Nazi regime. I attended secondary school there, studied at the University of Volograd, but ultimately did not choose a profession in my field of study.
My love for nature and flowers led me to decorative art and I learned in practice the trade of florist and set designer. I worked for many years as a florist and made decors in Volgograd and Moscow at prominent companies and organizations. I also followed various courses with the famous founder of the International Floristikskule, Ursula Wegener.
After that I lived and worked in Cyprus. In that period I developed further and organized a successful exhibition in Agia Napa with new compilations.
Now I have been living in the Netherlands for many years and have continued with my passion for visual arts in various forms.
You can see that in My Work.