Mila Antonyuk is a local artist and art instructor. She was born in a historic town in south-western region of Ukraine. Her childhood was spent surrounded by a thousand-year-old architecture and scenic landscapes. At the age of six, Mila was accepted into art school and studied alongside students that were at least twice her age. Since then, drawing and painting became her life’s passion. She earned a Master’s Degree in Art and has worked as an artist and art instructor in Ukraine and Estonia, Seattle (WA). While living in Europe, she participated in regional and national art exhibitions as a painter. In 2002, Mila and her family moved from Seattle to Charlotte where she is a member of Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild and Mint Hill Arts. She participates in regional and local art shows.