Monday, October 12, 2015


Dear Friends,
My eight months saga of awaiting my Russian passport, all the walking around the offices of the Russian Consulate, up and down, has finally come to an end! My passport is ready and I'll be flying to Russia on November the 4th. So I'm taking a month off from teaching but not from painting. I'm planning to paint while I'm there.
A big thank you to everyone who has kindly been asking about my parents and supporting me over this difficult year.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to a few events, where you can see my latest paintings in person and hopefully be inspired to buy something. So please mark the following events on your calendar.
I was juried into a great exhibiting venue at the University House Wallingford, a show curated by June Sekiguchi. Two of my works, together with many other works by talented artists were selected for this unique show, called "Foundations: Circle, Square, Triangle". Artist's Reception and Gala will be held on Thursday, October 15th from 5.30-7.30 at the University House Wallingford 4400 Stone Way, Seattle Wa. Please call to RSVP 206 454 8400 before October 12th.
I also cordially invite you to my second Open Studios tour at the Magnuson Park Building 30West on October 18th from 1-5. It's going to be a spectacular event with 30 studios open to the public, wine tasting, live music throughout the building and a great Greek food truck will be parked across the street.
Another great opportunity was presented to me, by Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, when I was selected for a very limited artist's show in a private Rainer Club. Please let me know if you want to attend the opening Gala on October 27th 6-8. By RSVP only.
Last but not least - you can bid and buy lot's of my small work at a very low price on two great selling platforms:
Thank you for your continued support, interest in my art and friendship.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Repairing ..repainting..revaluing...

Pulling out the big guns ..And totally repainting this baby ..some people ask me why I repainting or do facelifts to old pieces instead of making new ones.. Well .. I have one but simple answer - It's soo much FUN!!!
Not to mention it's much needed..The paintings I'm recovering are asking for it, screaming for those "facelifts" 

I'm much happy with this piece already...The values are up, the colors are higher , the key is higher...

Monday, September 14, 2015


Gosh..It feels good ...Don't believe that happiness is just a moment ...It can last for a longer period of time ..weeks and even months ..I'm at its pic ...I think
Creating and teaching to create is a very empowering activity ...I have a best and the most talented students..They also have tons of courage, something I didn't have myself back in an Art school .
And that courage is translating into their art! it's amazing to see the transformation, the growth, and artistic maturity, fearlessness ...
I started a portrait class a week ago . Needless to say, that some of my dear guys have never painted a portraits before, yet they jumped into it with confidence and courage..I can tell, we are going to learn a lot ..Together..As I learn so much from them ...
Here is the painting from my demo in the class . "Tammy" oil on birch , 16x20

"Tammy" oil on birch, 20x16

Sunday, September 6, 2015

"Sophie's World"

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 
― William Styron

"Sophie's World" oil on linen, 16x20


What is she contemplating? Life, destiny, event ..or it's just a moment of  stillness with no thoughts ? Does she pensive, sad or simply quiet? let's take a moment to feel it ...

"Pensive" oil on linen, 16x20 

"Endless Knot"

The "Endless Knot" is in everything, isn't it? In Life, in Love, in Art..
Nothing is beginning or ending ...Timeless moment is inevitable ...I experience it every day ...
Even now, working in my beloved studio, listening Joni Mitchell feeling so deeply connected with my little yet endless world ..World inside me ..When I moved in to this studio, I have no idea how much I would be affected by this atmosphere ...Positively reenergized, so productive and so at peace..Finding new friends and inspirations ....And here is a "Endless Knot" oil on linen, 24x18
This piece was accepted into juried  show of Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, where I hold a signature member status.
"Endless Knot" oil on linen, 18x24

Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Change!!!

Big changes are happening my Friends!  :)
I finally have a studio, yipeee! and I'm getting ready to move in and settle in Seattle’s "Home for Arts and Culture in Magnuson Park", building 30 which is a gorgeous facility. I'm so happy to be joining a family of some 40 professional and dedicated artists. Let's celebrate my new adventure with a Party and Open House Exhibition and you are all invited!
Please come on Sunday, August 2, 11-5 
Magnuson Park, Building 30,  studio 204.
All studios and a Gallery will be open for public

I'm also starting Oil Painting and Color Mixing classes at the new location, Magnuson Park Art Studio on Mondays.
Classes are taught in the Russian Impressionist tradition or ala prima (direct style).
The emphasis is on composition, design, color mixing and paint application.  Learn the foundation how to create a painting, concept of seeing, describing, analyzing and applying color..
Understanding artistic terminologies and creating a vocabulary. 
Becoming familiar with the various masters that have influenced this painting method is an important part of my class. Classes are structured in a way that is relaxing, comfortable, packed with demos, individual painting time and most of all fun. All levels are welcome and I have 2 time slots.
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost is $35 a class (paid monthly in advance and non refundable, except  change is on my part). 

Contact me to secure your spot, as space is limited to 6 students per class by emailing to

We are located at Magnuson Park on the shore of Lake Washington in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle.
To reach my Studio, enter the park at 74th Street, turn left on 63rd Avenue NE. Building 30 West is immediately on the right.
Building 30 West
7448 63rd Avenue NE
Studio 204
Hope to see you all!!!
"Azealia  Line" oil on linen, 9x12

"Quiet Backwaters" oil on linen, 9x16

"Red Silk/Young Bride" oil on linen, 16x20