My name is Victoria Lova and I am a visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Russia, I’ve been living and working in the US for almost 30 years. I consider America my home. Former ballet dance, musician and artist, I do not imagine my life outside the arts and creative process.I graduated from Moscow University with MA of Arts in Education. But my education never stopped. I consider myself an eternal student. I learn constantly whether through my work, observation, communication or a simple sharing.As an artist I believe in beauty. My inspiration always comes from within – my thoughts, experiences, reflections, prayer, meditation. I love to observe people and things and later use my observations while creating. The creative process is always fascinating to me. It brings a lot of emotions to the surface – excitement, fear, doubt, anticipation. But it’s never disappointing. Every time I learn something new whether it’s about myself, the subject I chose to paint or a new technique. Painting is an abyss like any form of art. To me it’s most importantly the way to express who I am and how I feel.