Deana Evstefeeva was born in Khabarovsk, Russia where her love for art began. At the age of six, she passed the entry exams at an art school for children. She, later, studied visual arts in Khabarovsk College of Arts. Besides living in Russia, she has resided in Australia and now the United States of America where she continues to nurture her skills while caring for her family. While living in the USA, she received a special merit and special recognition for two of her paintings within “Animals” 2018 in Light Space Time online art gallery which can be seen here: https://www.lightspacetime.art/animals-2018-art-exhibition-special-merit-painting-category/. In addition, she also has two special merits within the Landscape competition with Light Space Time online art gallery. Deana is a member with the Art Guild of Louisiana and a member with Fine Art America. She has sold multiple paintings through galleries, websites, word of mouth and had an art dealer who sold her work as well during her time in Australia and USA.