I like paints with water basis - watercolor, gouache, acrylic. They are mobile and I fill some spontaneity when I draw. They give miracle a chance to infiltrate "into this world".
When I draw it seems to me that I open the next unknown country. I see what are landscapes, and how people are dressed, etc. The most important thing is - it must be interesting to me to travel there. And pictures will be interesting to.
I have illustrated more than 30 books for different publushers in Russia, USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Switzerland, Brazil, Norway, Italy, France: "The Wizard of Oz" by L.F. Baum, "Nursery Rhymes", "Fairy Tales for the theatre" by C. Gozzi, "Giselle" by Adolphe Adam, "Thumbelina" and "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, "Christmas Carol" by Ch. Dickens, "Alice in Wonderland'' by Lewis Carroll "Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Merchant of Venice" by W. Shakespeare etc.
2009 - Diploma of Tallinn Illustrators Triennial “Power of Pictures”, Estonia
2003 – Award “The Golden Apple” of Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, Slovakia
1999 – 1 prize “The Golden Pen of Belgrade” Serbia
1998 – 1 Professional Prize for the best book “The Golden Ostap”, Russia;
1997 – A Winner of competition held by the State Committee of Printing , Russia
1997 Biennial of Illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
1998 Selected illustrators from BIB. Hiroko Mori & Stasys Museum. Okumonobe Art museum. Art Gallery of Daiwa Niigata. Baiennosato Art Gallery. Japan.
1998 Biennale of book graphics. International Biennial of Illustration. Belgrade, Serbia.
1999 – “The Best Book Graphics”. Central House Children's Books, Moscow
2001 Biennale of European illustrations. Japan.
2001 Biennale of book graphics. International Biennial of Illustration. Belgrade, Serbia.
2002 Bologna International Exhibition of illustrations. Bologna International illustration. Bologna, Italy.
2002 International Book Exhibition. Taipei (Taiwan)
2002 BIB Japan. Urawa Art Museum. Japan.
2002Illustrators of Children's books. Itabashi Art Museum. Tokyo. Japan.
2002 Participation in a multicultural, multi-media project «Responding to Climat Change" UNFCC
2003 BIB Japan. Kijo Ehon-no Sato Gallery. Iida City Museum. Japan.
2003 Bratislava World illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
2003 Power of Pictures. Tallinn. Estonia.
2004 Bologna International Exhibition of illustrations. Bologna, Italy.
2004 Illustrators of Children's books. Itabashi Art Museum. Tokyo. Japan.
2005 Bratislava World illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
2005 "Russian holidays." Geneva. Switzerland.
2005 Un automne russe à Bordeaux. The exhibition of book graphics. France.
2006 Power of Pictures. Tallinn. Estonia.
2006 Performance "The Birth of things!" Moscow.
2007 The "Little Tragedies" for the exhibition Isaloni Worldwide. Moscow.
2008 Exhibition "Clockwork Chicken" in the cultural center "Dom." (With Katya Silina). Moscow.
2009 Power of Pictures. Tallinn. Estonia.
2009 Exhibition "Five Russian artists." Gallery "Illustratsioonigalerii". Tallinn. Ilon Wikland Museum. Haapsalu. Estonia.
2009 Project "Millionaires." Millionaire Fair. Moscow.
2010 Project "Thumbelina" gallery "Korpus 3". Moscow.
2011 Sea Fairy Tales. Eurajoki. Finland.
2011-2012 "Dear JAPAN. Messages of hope from picture book artists around the world ". Itabashi (Tokyo), Chiyoda (Tokyo), Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Sendai (Miyagi). Japan.
2012 Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Kuressaare (Saaremaa). Estonia
2012 "Two Centuries After". Casa Saraceni. Bologna. Italy.