I practice calligraphy since 2017. My first profession was a lawyer, I had been working as a lawyer in consulting for 8 years. My calligraphy adventure started with making family New Year cards together with my sons. I found some examples of beautifully hand-written cards on Pinterest, and that was the first time I popped in the world of fine letters. Since then my interest to lettering art sparkled and never went off, and calligraphy became my main activity.
I am passionate to study new hands, techniques, to sharpen my skills, and apply calligraphy art in life by creating lettering compositions, writing quotes, signing envelopes and cards, etc. I also teach calligraphy in Almaty. Recently I have started working on writing a manual on pointed pen calligraphy.
I was lucky to study with such great teachers as Carl Rohrs, Yves Leterme, Yukimi Annand, Laurant Rébéna, Randall Hasson, Philippe Dabasse, Serge Cortesi, Barbara Close, Michael Sull, Michael Ward, Harvest Crittenden, Elena Alekseeva, Varvara Panteleeva and others.
I mostly study online and by manuals, also at calligraphy conferences and workshops. I participated in the International Calligraphy Conference Rendez-vous 2019 in Sherbrooke, Canada, and the 70th IAMPETH Conference in Denver, USA. I am a member of IAMPETH.