“The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do, people’s opinions don’t matter.” – Shannon L. Alder
Originally from the beautiful Russian city of St Petersburg, I relocated to Cape Town, South Africa in 2013. I qualified with a Master’s degree in Law and successfully ran my own legal practice in St Petersburg for 10 years, but my move to Cape Town saw a radical change in career ambition and interest. I furthered my studies in Personal Branding and Development and I have been studying fine art for three years and am pursuing a career as an artist and curator.
My paintings are featured on the KykNet television show, Boer Soek ‘n Vrou. I am one of the resident artists and a Curator at the Meerendal Wine Estate Gallery. In April 2017, I became a co-founder and Art Director of Art Invest South Africa (ARTISA).
I am deeply passionate about my work – to paint, for me, means to breathe!
My art, it is self-expression. My vision of the world. My passions interwoven. My inner self – expressed to the outside! I have been collecting memories of experiences over the years – while travelling, observing, feeling.
I am a Nostalgic dreamscapes painter. My work shows some of my old memories wanting to get out and live in the eternal.
I do not like to limit myself to any medium or style. It’s in my nature to be versatile and I want to captivate my viewers with the beauty of this world in the whole palette of colours and forms, as well as the capabilities of each medium.
I paint in watercolour, ink, oil, acrylic and encaustic. I love abstraction, as it allows me to express my mood or feelings to others. You will see this in drips and splatters; in colours bleeding into my landscapes and cityscapes and pouring out of my abstracts. I want my art to speak with other people, tell them their own story, let them feel what they feel, and let them enjoy the beauty of the world.