Residing in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
I was born and brought up in a small town in the East of Ukraine, 1980. Studied Classical painting and drawing at Lugansk College of Art for 5 years and graduating in 2002. For the next ten years have been living in Kiev, Ukraine. Currently, I residing in Saint-Petersburg, Russia as one of the most artistic places of Europe.
Being a student I admired old masters and impressionists art and then myself became an absolutely classical artist. Since 2009 I’m studying realistic painting and drawing from leading Ukrainian and Russian artists. The other method I've chosen is copying old masters. I suppose this is great for improving skills and researching how did they get such powerful results in the art. Though I think that realism is not only skills but the special vision too - not as a camera, but it should be deeper.
My main aim is humanistic art. I keep in mind that all we the people and we need support and hope and joy. Somewhere should be the sources I see painting as one of them.
Work / Education
1997-2002 Lugansk College of Art, Ukraine
2009-2014 Mikhail Shapovalenko artist's private studio Kiev. Ukraine
2015 Academy of Art St.Petersburg, Russia
Since 2009 I’m studying realistic painting and drawing from leading Ukrainian and Russian artists