I am a member of Valley Art Gallery in Salinas, CA, and the Monterey and Pacific Grove Art Associations.
I am Russian by origin and grew up in the Eastern Siberia near Lake Baikal. Prior to moving to California my husband and I lived in Europe for almost ten years. Traveling through Europe provided me with constant inspiration for my watercolors. My European watercolors are primarily cityscape of the picturesque cities and small towns we lived in and visited.
The fresh subject matter in Monterey County contributes to my inexhaustible excitement and enthusiasm for painting. In California the focus of my work has become the breathtaking coastal scenery and beautiful and dramatic nature, which suits my impressionistic style of painting.