The portrait painting plays a very significant role in my works. It is interesting for me to depict human nature in my works. The model may be not always people whom I know well. I may see a view of a human face or a bright display of its features which I would like to use in portrait painting. Or it can be famous people who inspire me. But indeed the human character may not be similar to the image painted on my canvas. I create a new character. Sometimes people depicted in my works have collective features or even invented by me.