I am an always optimistic artist illustrator who adores colors :)
Here is what I mean by Optimistic Art:
At the age of six I was brought by my mother to the art school in our small town Striy in the west of Ukraine where I was born. After hundreds of times watching me drawing and painting (mostly cats and other weird-looking animals), my parents decided that I should try to develop my skills in painting and drawing…I went to art classes for a year and I loved it! However, after the teacher changed, I decided to concentrate on my other studis.
After finishing school in 2002 I entered the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv where I studied English and Dutch languages and literature. I was painting as a hobby during all school and university years. Having finished my Bachelor programs on English and Dutch languages and cultures I started developing the skills in my lifetime passion: art.
In 2006 I moved to Groningen, the Netherlands, to study Dutch culture. After obtaining both of my Master Degrees in Kyiv and in Groningen I started practicing vector art, especially illustration. My freelance work began with contributing my vector illustrations to microstock agencies. Simultaneously with building my portfolio of commercial illustrations, I created a range of vector works that illustrate my optimistic vision of the world.
In 2012 my husband Alex and I moved to Santa Barbara, California, where I now live and work. There is lots of inspiration around and I have many ideas to surprise you with…