I was born in the USSR, moved to the United States 41 years ago working as a senior electro-mechanical engineer in New York. I retired in 2007 and moved to the city of Laguna Woods. I always wanted to be an artist but my financial situation in the USSR was difficult. Only here in the United States was I finally able to make my dream come true. I started taking art classes through the Emeritus program in 2009 and having been painting ever since. I have exhibited my work at various shows in Laguna Beach, San Clemente and Laguna Woods. I enjoy the realism style of painting portraits, still life and landscaping. Please contact me at [email protected] or 949-583-9905 to make a purchase or view more of my work.