Born in 1974, I live near Kiev, capital of Ukraine.

I became interested in art at an early age and dreamed of becoming professional painter. While a child I had been drawing; as a grown-up I turned to career in advertisement, graphic design, printing trades and digital art (gaming). Painting remained very attractive to me, but my busy job didn't leave me enough time to practice it.

Then, due to period of illness in my forties, I stayed at home, sometimes for months in bed, and it made me return to traditional painting and to my childhood dream.

I work in realistic manner, concentrating on still life and everyday objects, usually in oil.
Many of my works are in private collections, and I continue paint and grow as a representational artist, both in technical skill and in artistic interpretation.
Currently, I devote all my time to painting and hope to transition it to a fulltime occupation.

I am delighted to welcome you to the gallery of my work.

Outside listings:

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Artwork for purchase or exhibiting is listed at the "Available" section; I gladly accept work on commission. Please contact me for all inquiries at:

rutabo@gmail.com

Ruta