I am a Brooklyn-based children’s book illustrator, hand-crafter, and wood-cookie artist. I love all things creative, geeky, gorgeous. When I am not playing with my baby nephew or walking a certain lab mix Daisy, I am creating and crafting something special for you. Cup after cup of tea goes by, and something amazing emerges out of paper and ink and paint.
I was born in snowy St. Petersburg, Russia, and have always painted up a storm no matter where I was. I love to read and create books that champion diverse voices, and have a sweet, quirky feel.
One of my accomplishments is co-illustrating a science-based children's book for a nonprofit. My artworks have traveled a long way, having been displayed at the U.S. Capitol's Cannon Tunnel, Boston University, Stamford Art Association as well as Stamford ARTWALK, and also in a traveling exhibit that traveled 180 miles, to Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, and Toronto, ON, among others. I have illustrated for national businesses, a political party, and small businesses alike.