I am an artist, looking to turn illustrator, if possible. I studied in Russia- fine art- at Ryazan Art School. I also studied here in England, in London: Walthamstow College and at Wolverhampton Art School. I enjoy the confrontational nature of working out of doors in front of the subject I am drawing. I like reportage work. I really like drawing people doing things, whether that’s training to be boxers, in a market place, on the top deck of the bus, etc. I work in pencil or pen and sometimes use colour (watercolours or pencils). I tend to work to a larg(ish) scale, 60x60cm. I also really enjoy doing portraits, especially of old men! But I enjoy any portrait work. It’s a real challenge, not just to capture a likeness, but to somehow capture the spirit, the atmosphere of the sitter, too.