My name is Alexei Antonov. I have been practicing classical painting for 20 years now. I was fascinated by the secrets of the Old Masters. My works are in private collections in many countries around the world. I think it is very important to preserve the secrets of Flemish masters and to transmit them to the younger generation. This unique classical technique is practiced by very few artists at this time and is no longer taught in art schools. I was born in Russia in 1957, and I've been trying both hands (I'm ambidextrous) at art ever since.