born in Russia, but grew up in Mexico City. I can’t remember a time when I
haven’t been drawing.
product design because I thought I would draw a lot. Life took me from Mexico
to Italy, back to Mexico, then to the UK, and finally to Western Canada, where
I currently reside with my husband and two kids.
It was in
England that I decided I wanted to become an illustrator. I did on-line classes,
and tons of practice in my home studio. I keep a sketchbook with me and draw things
that catch my attention, mostly people or animals. I use a variety of
traditional media, and my sketchbooks smell of hairspray, which I use to fix my
I am an
avid reader. I devour historical fiction, and can’t resist a whodunit. I also
have a vast picture book collection, which I pass as my children’s personal