Contemporary Ukrainian artist Victoria Lapteva (1972) lives and works in Kiev. She graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design. M. Boychuk (KHPT 1988). Creating a series of paintings, she often refers to various styles and trends in painting, including realism, impressionism and abstractionism. In her early work, she created paintings in the technique of batik and designer textiles. Now she prefer urban landscapes in the style of impressionism, abstract compositions in landscapes and still lifes, portraits on order in a realistic manner of execution. She draw inspiration from numerous travels both in Ukraine and abroad. Italy and Venice in particular occupy a special place in her creativity.