I have been painting professionally for more than 25 years and have been a participant of numerous international art festivals and personal exhibitions in the US, Europe and Russia. I am a member of the International Art Fund and member of the Professional Union of Artists (Moscow). I paint and experiment in various techniques and conduct master classes in Russia. My works are in private collections all over the world.
I love it when my friends visit me. What can be better than a cozy evening, interesting talks with friends, and a cup of freshly brewed tea! The teapot symbolizes this wonderful time for me. This encaustic painting is done on an archival Hardboard panel (Ampersand Encausticbord). It does not need a frame. Encaustic is my favorite painting technique that uses colored molten wax as paint. I like the interaction between the artist and the painting in the process of creation. Hot wax is sensitive to the slightest movement of the hand. The image lives, breathes, and changes spontaneously under the influence of heat. However, the finished painting is practically eternal. The thousand year old paintings which we can still see today (for example, the Fayum portraits discovered in Egypt), are direct proof of this.