Oleg Mardukhayev was born 1959 in the Ukraine. He has been a studio artist at Creativity Explored from 2000 to 2011.
Mardukhayev often works with brushes or pastels attached to a strap over his hand. This enables him to work more easily and to direct his brushstrokes directly to the mat board or canvas. His works are often compilations of loose brushstrokes, and bold areas of color.
Mardukhayev migrated from the Ukraine in 1982 and now lives with his family in San Francisco. He doesn’t communicate using words, and pays close attention to what is going on in the studio. Mardukhayev is one of the first artists at CEII to meet new staff, artists and volunteers who enter Creativity Explored’s doors.