I was born in Leskovac, in 1973. I graduated from the Faculty of Teacher Education in Vranje. Although I grew up watching the paintings of old masters of Renaissance, Baroque and Realism, contemporary painters, especially two of them, had a decisive influence on my painting: Russian painter Alexei Antonov, from whom I learned the method of classical construction of the painting by the Flemish method, and my personal friend Vladimir Jovicevic who is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Russian painters, as well as Scandinavian and German masters, had the greatest influence on my painting of the landscape. I am member of the artistic group Barti who works in my country Serbia.