I was born in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, in 1984. I remember the first time I drew a stick figure when I was only three years old. I drew ever since.
In 1990, when I was six years old, my parents, two siblings and I moved to Israel, where I grew up. Throughout the ten years of living in Israel I can't remember a time when I wasn't being educated in art. I studied in studios, private teachers' homes, and always participated in every art project in school. And, even though most of my art training was geared mostly towards traditional, realism, my true passion laid more with drawing and illustrating twisted people and things from my own imagination.
When I moved to the United States in 2000 at sixteen years old, I wasn't certain that I would end up pursuing art as a carrier. However, after receiving several art awards from both high school and other contests, I knew that my future was in art. Shortly after my high-school graduation, I started college at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in the summer of 2002, majoring in Media Arts & Animation. For the past few
years of college I’ve been gaining lots of professional experience in working as an artist in many aspects such as coloring comic books, illustrating books, making traditional artwork and as well as painting murals, designing logos, web templates & CD packages, rendering architectural schemes - and more! To me every artistic challenge is an adventurous journey towards creating something new and unique, while learning new skills and fulfilling my inner self.
My inspiration comes from many sources, like my art teacher, Mark Goldenblank, who always said that things can be expressed more freely if one first understands how they work; the creative people that surround me, famous masters and contemporary geniuses, and, of course, just life.
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