Drawing by Lidia Mikhaylova
Born and raised in Russia, Siberia, I’ve spent most of my life working in the corporate world as a lawyer. After more than 15 years of a successful career in Moscow, I moved to Riga, Latvia in a search of new ways to fulfill my dreams. That’s where I became inspired by the colorful imagery of my surroundings, and finally and completely fell in love with painting.
Making art is my main occupation and passion these days.
Even though I haven’t realized myself as an artist until my late 30-es, I always loved making art as a child. Exploring artistic path as an adult, I spent several years working privately with a young talented teacher Anna Fedorenko in Art Studio Picasso, Moscow. I’ve continued my formal education at the Art Academy of Latvia later on, and I keep improving and expanding my skills by taking private lessons and master classes all over the world.
I enjoy expressing the world around me through my paintings, and I love putting the reality of everyday life on canvas using colors and shapes.
I’ve been asked why I call my art project SimpleArtForms…
The purpose of my art is not creating an easy to sell product, but inspiring people to see the hidden beauty in the simplicity of our surroundings. Too often we are waiting for miracles, but forgetting to look right in front of us. There is a lot of beauty in everyday life! In order to notice it, we need to pause, to look around… And maybe ask yourself a question: what brings the real richness to my life?
Simple Forms – it is about contemplating Beauty.
SimpleArtForms – they are always stylish, always elegant, simply perfect.