Family portrait

Following Russian realism traditions. It takes more than 10 years to learn and just a few hours to create! Portraits might be perceived as "narcissistic", yet they might just be a truly vulnerable reflection of ourselves, a stranger or our loved ones.

Kids Portrait

"If you can keep your head when all about you   

  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

  But make allowance for their doubting too;   

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

  Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

  And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:"

(Kipling 1943)


"If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   

    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;   

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:"

(Kipling 1943)