I was born in Ukraine in 1978 in one of the main cities of the country.  In 1995 graduated from the high school & majored in education specializing in teaching Ukrainian and English languages.  Then continued my studies & graduated from design school in 2000.  Due to the disability, I got in 1998 (problems with the coordination of movement), I could not work and started to develop the creative skills with crocheting, embroidering, and making different kinds of crafts.  In 2004, my family & I moved to California and began studying journalism. While studied I started as a self-taught artist and later took the lessons from a professionals which significantly improved my paintings.  In 2013 I graduated from the college with an associate degree in journalism, but a strong desire to be an artist prevailed and now I paint and create much more than write articles or stories.  My artwork has been recognized by various art galleries and with several awards in the U.S.  Also, they have found their new homes in 12 countries around the world.

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