After the Rain

The moment when darkness and gloom are going away and the sun rays, one at a time, light up a cleaner and fresher world. Share

Katia as Gypsy Guitar Player

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Sailboat on the Dnieper

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Vika H.

My college girlfriend. She tore up all of my drawings of her when we broke up; this was the only one that miraculously survive

Younger Sister Katia

She was probably 14 at the time. Defiant, dreamy, romantic, and believing in magic. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinke

Still Life: Lilacs In Starlight

Lilacs on the window Sill at night, lit up by the stars and city lights. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

Siberian Carpenter of German Extraction

At the beginning of World War II Stalin exiled thousands of ethnic German families living in the European areas of the USSR to

Farm by the River; Reflections

Alternative title – Little House on the Ukrainian Prairie Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

Self Portrait as a Teenager

Drawn at about 18, when my head was filled with little other than hormones and romance. If only I could go back and change som

Natasha’s Dream: Colors of Her Future

I wonder where she is now, on what continent and on which side of the Atlantic Ocean or the Equator. We were planning to get m

Purple Path in the Caucasus Mountains

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Osetin Man Daydreaming

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Winter Sunset in Siberia

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Siberian Swamps in the Fall

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Girl with Peach

“Girl with Peaches” is a famous impressionist portrait by the Russian artist Valentin Serov, painted in 1887. That

Unnamed Swamp in Siberia

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Guitarist: Color of Music

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Kogalym: Siberian Town in Winter

A view from the window of my studio. It was just a room in a barrack, similar to the ones next to me. The barracks were divide

Irina Davidova

A good friend from college days, looking at my drawings in my old house. We were just friends. Share this...FacebookTwitterPin

Old House in Cherkassy

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Irina Mamonova

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Red Forest

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Snowy Road in Siberia

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Star Cat

In the middle of a harsh Siberia winter I was driven to make this nostalgic fantasy picture of a cat staring at a starry summe

Moon Cow

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City in the Haze

Another experiment in pointillism. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

Enchanted Woods with Fighting Trees

This particular edge of the woods may have appeared magical, but it didn’t feel friendly at all. The day was windy and w

Light in Windows on Summer Evening

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Pine Trees in the Mountains

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Resting in the Field on a Hot Summer Day

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Cliff over Black Sea, Caucasus

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Cliff over Black Sea at Sunrise

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Canyon by the Sea, Caucasus

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Old Boat in the Stream

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Cottonwood on a Summer Day

An experiment in pointillism. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

Acacia by the Creek at Sunset

Since I was mostly painting after school hours, the earliest I could set up my easel outside the village was about four in the

Birth of Athena

As a teenager my interest shifted towards fantasy pictures. Books on Greek history and mythology challenged my imagination. At

An Aged Pinocchio Who Never Became a Real Boy

We’ve all had dreams that never came true, and now those little dreamers can still be found in all of us, in various sta

An Aged Pinocchio, Ink Drawing

The ink version of an oil painting that has a story behind it. Click here to read it. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLin

Heredity, environment, chance

Heredity, environment, chance — these three govern our fates. ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa In college I discovered a two-volume ed