Ilya Stavitsky was born in the Siberian taiga far away from civilization and cities and most of his life he has lived in the mysterious land of the Russian Far East. A place where west meets east and northern nature mixes with southern nature. The forests are inhabited by amazing animals, spirits and legends of the native people of the Far East region.

Living in such a diverse environment is reflected in Ilya’s varied interests and influences his works. His boundless desire to try something new, together with his restless spirit, has resulted in Ilya expressing himself as a performing artist, musician, photographer, a director, a biology teacher, and with a B.Sc. in biology, Ilya moved

to Canada, where he received an education in media production and started discovering the world of Digital Art.