Hanna Karaleva was born in Minsk, as she usually says, long long ago…
Since she was a child she knew that she wants to be an artist.
The Minsk school of Aplied Arts, the A.K. Glebov Arts College, the Belarussian State University of Culture and Arts were the stations of her professional development.

Her professors noticed her perfect sence for colours and composition and afterwards that gave her a possibility to become a professor for Composition and the History of Arts at the A.K. Glebov Arts College herself. There she successfully accompanied groups of students from the very beginning till their diplom project (during 4 years). It was great, but after these four years she noticed that she should make a choice between a private career as an artist and a professor at any institution. That time she decided to be „free“ and kept exhibiting and selling her art in many countries of the world.

Now beside the painting she leads seminars and master-classes for Creativity Development of Adults at the Private Management Academy and in the Personal Development Centre „Ya samaya“ in  Minsk; gives private courses and seminars for children and adults in painting and design; she creates wall frescos and cover with paintings antic furniture; she makes book illustrations for the publishing house „High School“ and designs her own Collection of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories.

Most of the paintings of Hanna Karaleva belong now to private collections in Russia, Poland, Belarus, USA, France, Germany, Austria, UK, Holland, Belgium and Estonia.