I had a suitably happy – even if slightly wild and violent – childhood growing up in the southern Ukraine, at that time still a major part of the USSR; lived in Kiev during the Chernobil disaster; got my Architecture degree and had a bit of fun hiking across the good olde Europe without much money and common language.
Having tried all that, I arrived to Australia and lived here ever since.
Absolutely love this country, by the way! Although sometimes I do feel like going back in time and space.
I love art and, for as long as I can remember, I have always been drawing and decorating all my notebooks (made of paper), books, walls and other suitable surfaces with doodles. Nice? What do you mean this wall has just been painted?
These days I try not to draw on walls, so I had to get myself a digitising tablet in addition to ever growing collection of my sketch books.
My art life is nicely complemented by my other activities, although not always. What can you do? Life is not perfect.