Artist Statement

Hello, I’m Rose. I was born in Soviet Russia and now happily make my home here on the California coast. As a child, drawing and art were my passions. Music was my other great passion, and I dreamed of someday playing piano at concerts as well as being an artist. I went on to graduate from a prestigious Russian Conservatory of Music and realized my musical dreams of becoming a professional pianist and music educator. I’ve played in numerous concerts as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles, and as an accompanist for state level ballet, choir and music theater in Russia, Europe and the USA. I’ve also taught piano for more than 30 years at colleges and privately.


When I moved to the USA I was finally able to also realize my other dream to become a professional artist.  I began taking classes at art schools, colleges, and masterclass seminars.  Even now I enjoy taking master classes and workshops from some of American and European top artists.  I love working with oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, charcoal and mixed media.  I enjoy painting Santa Cruz’s Victorians, our beautiful ocean landscapes, flowers, fruits and vegetables grown in my garden, portraits of my friends, masterpiece copies, and of course ballerinas!  I've combined my love of music and my passion for art in each of my paintings.   Please enjoy viewing my website



147 Viki Ct, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, USA