Again this military theme and a holiday, this time a really big event. In 2015, it was 70 years since the end of World War II. This victory is often associated with veterans, but I have always been particularly fascinated by women who fought alongside men. I would like to express my admiration for the women and girls who have been the heroines of war. In old photographs they are always happy and smiling, and I wanted to portray them as well to focus not on the horrors of war, but rather on the fact that a woman is always a woman.
I have always been criticized because I paint women too idealistically. But I do not see anything wrong with that, because I still painted them to remind everyone that woman also fought. I have often been criticized for this as well, but do not take it seriously. I do not see anything wrong with the image of beautiful women. I admire the women and draw them attractive, that’s it.