Andrey Lipatov is a self-taught artist. He was born in 1960 in a
military family in the town of Kolomna, located near Moscow, Russia.
Since 1966 he has been living in Kirovograd, the Ukraine. Andrey earned
a degree in engineering and began his professional career as a
construction design engineer for a company that produced hydro-pumps.
But in 1993 he left his engineer position and made painting his
full-time commitment. Andrey is a member of the Ukrainian Association
of Folk Art since1998.