«I have been drawing birds for many years, but I have always treated it as a kind of hobby, painted them as a gift to friends, or to distract myself from work. I always wanted to move away from a realistic image, starting from bright natural colors. To make a decorative fantastic image with complex textures and colors and at the same time achieve this with concise means.
I never took what I was doing seriously, and maybe that's why, without thinking, I experimented with different techniques and materials. In addition to watercolors and watercolor pencils, I use a fountain pen, ink liners, whitewash, ink and stationery proofreader.
Recently, it became interesting to me, within the framework of a decorative, often conventional image of an animal, to show some kind of human character or emotion.»