My parents were Ukrainian migrants escaping the aftermath of WW II in Europe. They came to Australia and lived in a coal mining town in Gippsland Victoria. Decades later I found myself in the mining town of Queenstown Tasmania trying to create another type of future.
Many years ago after my first attempt at Art School in the Latrobe Valley I lived in Papua and New Guinea before running away to Brisbane and enrolling at QIT. My cultural heritage was important to me so I enrolled at Monash University in Melbourne and studied Ukrainian language and literature.
In 2005 I completed a BFA at the University of Tasmania, School of Art which included a semester at the Glasgow School of Art.
My artwork focusses on people, landscapes and the colour that unites them.