Russian artist Andrei Markin
Russian artist Andrei Markin was born in 1976 in the village of Andreevka Moscow region, in the family of the artist Victor Markin. Since early childhood he was familiar with the smell of paints. His first models were his favourite toys. At first he drew pictures in pencil, then started to paint. He also had a lot of albums for colouring. Through colouring different pictures and patterns the boy learnt to be accurate in work. “Just paint within the lines”, – I kept telling myself”. In 1991 he graduated from Zelenograd art school and entered the Moscow Art School, where he was taught by Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Kugach. In 1994, Andrei entered the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Glazunov. In 2000 he graduated from the Russian Academy of Art.
The “golden” series of women’s portraits is only the beginning of his creative development. “I’m sure there are a lot of new and interesting things ahead. The key point is to carry your dreams and expectations through everyday routine. And I believe it is possible, because I’m sure dreams come true”. Andrei Markin