My heroes are reality. The childhood defines everything.

  • Dolls
  • Landscapes of Digomi Park
  • Painting
  • Graphics
  • Stained Glass

doollsI started working on dolls by accident. Because I wanted to have a unique Christmas tree, I decided to make my own decorations but instead, I ended up making dolls. First I made clowns, later ladies, hunters, donkeys, jokers, a queen and a king and rest of the palace inhabitants a prince and a princess, a chef and other servants.

I also made contemporary characters of Tbilisi and a final character – a drunken poet, who is dreaming about it all. These dolls are very small and they live on a two-story shelf.

digomiMy paintings were able to save the trees that I had painted.
Unfortunately, the government did not protect the forest and sold it in plots for development. I was standing there painting trees, while the forest around me was destroyed.
In 2002 and 2003 I had two exhibitions with a cause – Save Dighomi Forest. As a result, they stopped the construction and took down everything that had already been built. My civic activism was very unexpected - I used to go to the forest to paint not knowing that those very paintings would became the way for me to protect that forest.

paintingI am still very grateful for my first painting teacher Guguli Kurdiani.

In 1983-1987 I went to I.Nikoladze Art School

In 1098-1994 I went to Tbilisi State Academy, department of painting.

I was very lucky to have Ira Beghanishvili and Zurab Nizharadze as teachers.



graphicsAfter graduating I created my own art studio for children and worked there from 1994 to 2010.

I could have never imagined that working with children can be so productive, not only for children but for artist as well because children’s work is a great source of inspiration








Digomi Forest