It was the coldest and longest winter in Moscow in the past 10 years, and I was running from class to class sometimes painting for up to 12 hours a day! I studied as many different art mediums and styles as possible; at various art schools there. I took academic drawing, colour theory, oil painting, watercolour, perspective drawing, portrait, pastel, sketch, fashion illustration and aerography. It was such a wonderful time for me, where I felt so happy! I met the most amazing people from the art world and the creative industries and truly understood the art scene of my home city.