The real name is Maria Shestakova, I write under the pseudonym Mari Dein. I was born in Nefteyugansk, a small town in Siberia. Up to 12 years old, my father taught me how to draw, just as his uncle taught him, we can say that we have a small dynasty of artists. At the age of 12 I went to art school. After that I graduated from the Ural Architectural and Art Academy. I traveled a lot and part of my family lives in different countries: Germany, Ukraine, Norway. This greatly affects my perception of the world, increases my horizons. Now I live and create in Ekaterinburg.