While studying there attended lessons at drawing and painting studio of Abram Bikov (1978-1990) and drawing studio of Vitaly Karkunov (1990-1993). From 1993 until 1996 studied painting at the Latvian Academy of Arts (LAA). From 1996 until 1997 studied at the LAA easel painting studio of professors Imants Vecozolos and Vilis Ozols and graduated with BA degree. From 1997 until 1999 continued his studies at the monumental painting studio of LAA professors Aleksandr Naumov and Kaspars Zarins. After graduating LAA in 1999 became a member of the Latvian Painters Union. Since 2003 is also a member of the Russian Painters Professional Union.