"I grew up watching my father paint icons. Under his guidance, I started to paint at a very young age. Throughout my entire life, my art remained my magic world, which reminded me of my past and my family. It reflected my life experience and the world around me. It showed my dreams and made me stronger for the future. My art always gave me an unspeakable feeling of freedom and released my deepest feelings and emotions, made me stronger, gave me self confidence and great courage to be who I am"