This husband and wife team have been painting together since Inessa found a painting of their daughter that Michael began painting for a school project. However, their two-year old found it and began her own version of the subject. Inessa, not wanting him to be upset, fixed the painting, packed it up and gave it to him to submit. He handed the painting over for review and was told, it was the best work he had ever done. The rest is history. Both artists are award winners in a variety of exhibitions in Ukraine, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Michael is a graduate of the prestigious St. Petersburg Academy of Art.