The artist Maria Fedotova was born in St. Petersburg – "the cultural capital" of Russia. She has been immersed in artwork from a young age: she experimented with clay, genuine leather, painted in various techniques. Maria studied Costume Design at St. Petersburg Fashion College. The artist prefers abstractionism to realism, contemporary art to classics, and strives to create large paintings on various surfaces. She draws inspiration and energy by going deep into the subconscious and allowing emotions and feelings to create.