Drawings  +  Paintings
Drawing has always been one of my childhood passions that I could pursue more systematically only as an adult when in 2010
I started attending classes at the Art Students League of New York. My first class was with Anita Steckel who taught students to see gradations of values and encouraged to look for nuances in a human body (we were drawing nudes), as well as to talk freely and to share any associations and questions about art during the breaks. From the nudes, attraction to human faces and color brought me to the class taught by Ellen Eagle, whose pastels I found exquisite. Instructions in anatomy and drawing by Ephraim Rubenstein and other ASL instructors were also invaluable. 

A brief bio



2015 - Holiday show and sale at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, ASL, New York
2014, 2015 - Annual Small Works Exhibition at the Manhattan Borough President's Office, New York
2013, 2014, 2016 - AMC Annual Art Exhibition, Kimmel Center, New York University
2011-2016 - Student works show (class concourse) at The Art Students League of New York


The Art Students League of New York
2011-2016 - Painting in Pastel from Life (instructor -- Ellen Eagle; artist's website: www.elleneagleportraits.com )
2015 - Life Drawing (instructor -- Ephraim Rubenstein; artist's website: www.ephraimrubenstein.com )
2010 - Drawing in Charcoal (instructor -- Anita Steckel)

Workshops with Jack Faragasso (Principles of Landscape), Fred Bendheim (Principles of Composition), Ellen Eagle (Portrait Painting), Ephraim Rubenstein (Oil Painting Fundamentals)

Private lessons in drawing with Adrian Gonzalez and Irina Danilova ( www.irinadanilova.net )

M.A., Psychology, New York University
B.A. , Psychology, St. Petersburg State University