Yury Darashkevitch was born in Belarus; he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation, he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90’s, Yury started to devote his attention to paintings and being a full-time artist. When he moved to Toronto Canada, he became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009, and In 2010 I moved to Florida. His artworks are exhibited in art galleries in the US, Canada, and Europe.