About me
... was born to create art...
And step by step to find my self in this world

My professional drawing studies started in 2005, much earlier than I have began to paint. I acquired academic drawing method invented by Pavel Chistyakov in Ludmila Perets's studio. The tempo of the learning process was very intensive – in nine month time we made a way from the very basics of drawing up to head anatomy and gypsum head portraying. P. Chistyakov's method allows to enrich experience gained in the studio by sketching, copying great artist's works, and making individual long-term drawings. In total, I attended L. Perets's drawing studio for four years.

I started painting with oil colours in 2007, when I joined Alexander Pakhomov's private painting studio. In 2008 I entered the Art Academy of Latvia. Therefore, for one year I was engaged in parallel working in A. Pakhomov's studio and painting figures and nudes in the academy. While academy professors expected us to free ourselves, acquire new materials, and develop our fantasy; I continued mastering the skills, which I gained in the studio, because the professors did not really demonstrate students how to improve academic painting approach.

"I've took a passion to the artists of 19th and 20th centuries and fell in love with it... Most of all I value coloristic beauty of their works as well as the artists' ability to show the weather conditions and the state of the nature with one brush stroke."
Influenced by A. Pakhomov studio's atmosphere I've took a passion to the art of 19th and 20th centuries and fell in love with it. Currently my love to post-impressionist artists' paintings became especially strong. I am often inspired by the works of Vincent van Gogh, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard, Albert Marquet, and Latvian artist Janis Valters. Most of all I value coloristic beauty of their works as well as the artists' ability to show the weather conditions and the state of the nature with one brush stroke.

Searching for my own path in painting took me a certain time. It has passed about ten years since my first attempts to paint. However, during last several years I have started feeling self-assured, as my works reached desired level of skilfulness and artistic approach, and I really started liking them.

Now I look into the future with greater confidence, think over new creative plans, and expect fulfilling them! My artworks now are in private collections in Latvia, Russia, England, Greece, China and the USA.

Participation in societies:
2017, Member of Creative Union of Russian Artists (Творческий союз художников России) (Read)

Education:


2012-2014 – the Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department, Master's programme
2008-2012 – the Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department, Bachelor's programme
1995-2007 – Riga Secondary School № 22


Additional education:
2014 – "Balss akadēmija" basic speech technique mastering.
2013 – "Youth in action" non-formal education programme for people with disabilities in Hungary, Budapest.
2011 – 2012. g. movie directing and producing courses with film director Armands Ekshtets in youth center Kanieris.
2011 – "Youth in Action" programme for the acquisition of non-formal education, Ukraine, Alushta.
2010 – "Youth in action" non-formal education programme for people with disabilities in Uzbekistan, Samarkand.
2007 – 2009 professional painting courses in Alexander Pahomov's painting studio.
2004 – 2008 professional drawing courses in Ludmila Perec's art studio (using teaching metod invented by Pavel Petrovich Chystiakov).


Personal exhibitions:
2016, personal exhibiton, Art Studio №1, Riga / Latvia
2015, personal exhibiton, Riga Library Daugava, Riga / Latvia
2014, personal exhibition, the Art School of Ogre, Ogre / Latvia
2014, personal exhibiton, Riga Library, Riga / Latvia
2013, personal exhibiton, Riga Central Library, Riga / Latvia
2013, first personal exhibiton "Riga People", Happy Art Museum gallery, Riga / Latvia (Press)


Groupe Exhibitions:
2018, "The fascination of winter days", Central House of Artists, Moscow / Russia (Read)
2018, "ART OF SCULPTURE. NEW ROMANTICISM", the Museum of A. Burganov, Moscow / Russia (Read)
2018, "In the space of sunlight", Central House of Artists, Moscow / Russia (Read)
2017, "Dance of colours", Art Studion N1 gallery, Riga / Latvia
2017, "Jāzepa Pīgožņa Latvijas ainavu glezniecības balva", Riga / Latvia
2017, "Mežģīnes balle", Figaro ART gallery, Riga / Latvia
2016, Art Riga Fair, Latvian railway Museum, Riga / Latvia
2016, "Art of realism", the Moscow House gallery, Riga / Latvia
2016, "Mood of spring", Pop Up gallery, Riga / Latvia
2016, "Pa De De", the Mentzendorff's House, Riga / Latvia (Press)
2016, "Latvian Landscape" in honor of the Latvian landscape Jazepa Pigozhnisa, Church St. Peter, Riga / Latvia
2016, "Constellation of spring","Koka Rīga" ("Wooden Riga"), Riga / Latvia (Press)
2016, "ChristmasVernissage 2016" , the Riga City Council, Riga / Latvia (Press)
2015, "AutumnVernissage 2015" , the Moscow House gallery, Riga / Latvia
2015, "Boldin Autumn", the exhibition hall in the community ANKOL, Riga / Latvia
2015, "EasterVernissage 2015" , the Moscow House gallery, Riga / Latvia
2015, Ludmila Perec and Alexander Pakhomov art studio pupil's group exhibition "with love!..", art gallery Antonija, Riga / Latvia
2014, Ludmila Perec and Alexander Pakhomov art studio pupil's group exhibition, N. Zadornov's library, Riga / Latvia
2014, duet exhibition with Margarita Zaitseva, the Center of Scandinavian languages "Nordisk", Riga / Latvia
2013, group exhibiton "Woman is artist", the Moscow House gallery, Riga / Latvia
2012, the third Lyudmila Perets art studio students' group exhibition, Riga / Latvia
2010, the second Lyudmila Perets art studio students' group exhibition, Riga / Latvia
2009, the first Lyudmila Perets art studio students' group exhibition, Riga / Latvia

Interviews:

2017, Юлия Юртаева "Отклик души" (Read)
2016, L'Œil de la photographie - Jelena Osmolovska "Portrait de la peintre Vera Bondare" (Read)
2016, Художники, фотографы и скульпторы со всего мира - Страсть к классическому искусству. (Read)
2015, The Artbo (Read)
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