Vlad Duchev was born in 1965 in a small town in Ukraine. Growing up he was impressed by the art of Russian-Ukrainian impressionists. At the age of 8, he entered an art school in the small town of Bila-Tserkov and started his journey as an artist with the goal to enter the Art Academy of Ukraine. At the age of 14, being under the pressure from his musical family, he decided to take a musical path. He studied at the Music College of Zhytomyr, the Music Academy of Kharkiv, and the National Conservatory of Ukraine in Kyiv with major in classical performance - double bass. But at the same time, he continued studying painting. In 1994 due to the unstable situation in Ukraine, he decided to move his family to the United States. In 2015 after the sudden death of his beloved brother and after almost 20 years of not holding the brushes he decided to return to his passion for painting. He dived into the studies and set the rule of painting daily.