Valeriy Vaskov’s passion for art started early, and his journey began in 1963 when he attended the College of Applied Arts in Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine. After more formal training and receiving his Masters degree in Fine Arts, he went on to become the art director of a popular folk dance group in Vyzhnytsya for 30 years, lending his passion of art to choreography. During this time, he still worked dutifully as an artist. In 1999 Valeriy moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where he switched his main focus back to art. Since 2001, his paintings have been shown in over 33 different exhibitions in many European countries such as Belgium, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. His art is owned by many private collectors and museums all around the world.