Stan Prokopenko was born in 1986 in Odessa, Ukraine. In 2003, he began studying at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in San Diego and then teaching there in 2007. He is represented by Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Julian Art Gallery in Julian, California. Stan enjoys painting portraits, figures, and landscapes mainly in oil with an emphasis on light and form. In 2012, Stan started making video tutorials for artists ( that want to learn how to draw.