Be it a street in Paris or a fine art nude, drawing is what I consider the probity of art and the foundation of all other arts. I pursue drawing as a method of investigation into human nature and inner integrity. After a decade of studying figural drawing and portraiture, human body has become the greatest inspiration of my work. But when living in Calgary surrounded by magnificent and captivating Rocky Mountains, I felt inspired to create collection “Tribute to Calgary” celebrating its cityscape in a unique way. I often found myself looking at downtown from my 17th Ave apartment at 4AM…and I couldn’t resist the temptation of painting Calgary in a grey coat. I have recently started exploring the process of painting with 24 karat gold. Chosen for its intrinsic ability to reflect light and change colour tones, gold in every of its forms has instantly become the fundamental element of my abstract work. With its metamorphoses it proves to convey a message in the most bold and direct manner.