Alexey Kosarev

Instructor and Russian Translator

 Moscow, Russia

About Alexey

“I am Alexey Kosarev, 34 years old. I was born and live in Moscow (Russian Federation). I began drawing with pencils in 2009 and since then can’t stop. My favorite art movement is graphics. My favorite drawing supplies are graphite pencils, liners and soft materials (like charcoal and pastel). Nowadays I am also developing my watercolor painting skills.

I had never been art boy in my childhood. I spent my free time on football, basketball, chess and reading. Nevertheless in school I was always interested in people, who could draw well, while I could not draw even academic cubes, cylinders and spheres. I became interested in drawing when I was 28 years old. It became the natural continuation of interest in photography. The transition from photography to drawing in my opinion was the desire to overcome the realism and obtain simplified images of the objects.

My own art process is fuelled with reading. I am impressed by the books of Milorad Pavić, Carlos Ruiz Zafón and Bernard Werber. The virtual collection of images is also fuelled with my dreams, unusual flows in my environment. The shadows, casted in special ways; the forms of scratches on the wall; light of morning sun; rainy water under feet – all of it can be the beginning of the visual story. All these moments are being collected in sketchbooks while waiting for the good moment to be released.”


Selected Artworks


  • 2014-present Andriaka Water Colour School
  • 2010-present Kalacheva Art School
  • 2010-2014 Drawspace School of Art
  • 2011-2012 Mentored Level One Studies by Cindy Wider
  • 2009-2011 Draw and Paint in Your Pyjamas Art Course by Cindy Wider


  • 2015 Kalacheva Art School Basic Watercolor Course, Certificate of Completion
  • 2015 Complete Drawing Certificate Course, CPD Certificate
  • 2014 Drawspace School of Art, Certificate of Graduation
  • 2012 Mentored Level One Studies by Cindy Wider, Certificate of Completion
  • 2011 Draw and Paint in Your Pyjamas Art Course, Certificate of Completion


  • 2012 DrawPJ.com Art Competition