1. Tell us about your background and journey.
I’m the self-taught painter and artist, discovered my creative potential at 30, after going for a second education as a decorator and interior designer(first high education is economics).
Several generations of the famous German Adt family, associated with creativity, influenced my choice.
My great-grandfather was a famous St. Petersburg artist-engraver, Сonstantin Adt, who painted a portrait of the Napoleanic soldier Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Savin.
And my great-grandfather’s name is cited in the book ” Honorary Citizens of St. Petersburg”
Ever since childhood I have loved to draw with pencils. After school, I became fascinated by traveling. Then I lived for several years in Switzerland and France. I began to paint oil landscapes, began to develop new ideas, new techniques, insights: I wanted to experiment. In this way I came to realize my creative talent. And it immediately made me happier and life became more interesting.
In my paintings there s a special energy is transmitted to the owners and their home.
Some of my works are in private collection in Russia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, USA.
Then I started to transfer my creativity in painting to clothes, shoes, accessories and decor; painting directly on fabric in one piece, emphasizing the individuality of a person and their unique look.
My path to becoming an artist was not easy, and it continues now.
2. When did you decide you wanted to be a painter?
As a child, no one told me that I was good at drawing, and until I was 30, I didn’t have a vision of myself as an artist. This happened with the help of hints from the right people who appeared in different periods of my life.
I’ve always loved exploring my personality. I’ve always felt different. Suddenly, the idea of going through regressive hypnosis popped into my head. I wanted to know who I was in my past lives and get answers to some questions.
It took me about a year to meet someone I could trust. It was a new, exciting journey into another world. Where I met with my father and mother’s family and talked to them. I was in two lives from which I realized my purpose.
My mission in this life is to convey my positive energy through my paintings.
And also teach people to love and compassion.
3. Is it a financially stable career?
Absolutely no, if you work for yourself.
4. Who is your favourite illustrator and why?
My weakness and passion is black and white photos. And I love how women photographers can show beauty with photos.
Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer, known for photographs of plants, nudes and industry.
And Lilian Bassman.
In an effort to “get rid of the gravity of photography”, she created incredible pictures for her time. One of the most famous female photographers, she managed to glorify female beauty and gave rise to the genre of fashion photography.
5. Where do you get inspired from to create art?
In general, my inspiration comes from the depths of my soul, but I also like to communicate with people, observe their lives, and sometimes I get ideas that I transfer to the canvas.
Music and the spiritual world.
6. What does your typical day look like?
Every day is different. I don’t like routine. One day can be very busy with communication, teaching people art, spiritual practices, Reiki sessions (I am a Reiki Master), Kundalini yoga practice, trips and time with children, and another day is quiet at home, creating art.
7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring illustrators?
I would give advice not only to future people of art, but also to everyone to engage in creativity. This is a huge force that can change anyone’s life for the better. Art is a real therapy. There are many talented people who do not know this, because of fear.
8. Which is your favourite book and why?
The journey of the soul. Michael Newton.
For me, this is a masterpiece. I give it to all my friends who want to understand where our soul comes from and why we come to the Earth.
– Interviewed By Anamika Ajith