I was born in the city of Zaporozhye, Ukraine. I graduated from Zheleznogorsk Art College, my specialty is a designer. Working as a designer I was fond of arts and crafts. In 1995 I moved to Moscow and there I worked in 'Lidas studio', where I seriously conceived a passion for painting traditional wooden nesting dolls ( matryoshka ).
Then I left Moscow for Zaporozhye and that's why I started selling my own works myself. Nowdays painting of nesting dolls is the core of my work.
( In 2002 I have married and now my surname Shapovalova.)
I pay great attention to looking into dolls faces,hands and feet achieving reality and inspiring the wooden stuff with life.Also I pay much attention to the slightest detail-to hair,buttons or patterns.I love animals very much and I hope you'll notice with what love I paint them. I am always fond of painting portraits, trying to transmit not only the similarity,but also the character and mood that's why you can find not only joy,but also astonishment,tender emotion,pensiveness and gentleness in the faces of my nesting dolls. Creating nesting dolls, matryoshkas takes much time, but it's very important for me to receive satisfaction from my work and to afford real pleasure to you.
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