I am a semiconductors engineer by education, bioinformatics software engineer by occupation, and a painter and photographer by heart.

I grew up in the Russian Far East and went to school in Vladivostok, a city near Chinese and Korean borders, not far from Japan.

A friend of mine called me “a visionist” – I can paint what pops in my mind just as well as what is in front of me. I always had very picturesque imagination. I do landscape and cityscape photography and use some of it in my paintings.

After Russia I lived in Mountain View, CA, then Geneva, Switzerland, then near Cambridge, UK, and now in Milan, Italy. In these more urban environments I am also doing some urban sketching which is a lot of fun.

  • Joined: July 2009
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