I was born in Ukraine. I have been drawing since the early stage of my life. My mother, as teacher used to take me around and showing me many exhibitions and galleries within Ukraine and Russia. Since my childhood, I am fond of art but I couldn’t imagine that one day I will become an iconographer. It happened after my visiting the Island of Cyprus, which is called the holly place of saints, with so many ancient churches and monasteries. When I saw them with my own eyes I realized how beautiful the Orthodox churches with their Byzantine icons and frescoes are. After that I decided to study iconography in Metropolis ( Bishopric ) of Limassol Cyprus, I have been studied for the three years and now I am on the stage to my final diploma as a hand painter of the traditional Ancient (Byzantine) art.. Now I feel that icon for me is more than art, it is depth spiritual, confession religious truths. Icons are the cult object of the Orthodox Church. Painted on wood in the technique of egg tempera, they depict holy persons or biblical scenes, charged with abstruse theological meanings. It seems they say themselves about the holy and deep spiritual Christian dogma.