was born in Russia. After changing her place of residency several times, her family finally settled down in the beautiful city of Odessa in Ukraine by the Black Sea. As a child, her loving parents were always encouraging her in all of her creative expressions. In 2001, Lyudmila embarked on her journey as a professional artist. She replaced her painting brush with palette knife in order to create bolder, brighter, and powerful images of nature, flowers, and people. Her style is expressionistic impressionism. The main focus of her work is to capture intimate moments in ordinary life. No matter what she is painting, a landscape, or a little cafe in an old European town, she wants her paintings to speak in the language of human feelings. She tries to avoid creating pictures that are just pretty. Instead she wants to communicate with people by evoking similar emotions and feelings in them.