ARTIST STATEMENT: My name is Sofya Dudnik (my pen name is Sofi Du). I am a Russian-Armenian artist originally from Moscow. I've been residing in New York City since 2010. Drawing and painting have always been my passion; however, I've only started to take art classes when I was at the age of 32. I like to sketch, paint portraits and create my own characters. I am always exploring new themes as well. My main mediums are acrylic and oil paint, and I also like to use unconventional materials in my art. I also illustrated a children's book. You can find me on Facebook as Sofi Du Arts, and on Instagram as Sofi_Du_NYC.