Diploma with honors, Artist School, Ukraine, 1977. Diploma in violin, Artist School, Ukraine, 1979. Diploma of completion, Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute, 1979.
Postgraduate, Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute, 1989. Postgraduate, Latvian Academy Arts, Riga, since 1990.
Member Gutsulsky song and dance ensemble Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Philharmonic, Ukraine, 1979-1980. Artist, designer Ivano-Frankivsk Measurement Factory, 1980-1981. Aesthetic laboratory artist Ivano-Frankivsk Oil & Gas Institute, 1981.
Art editor Golos Ukrainy newspaper, Riga, since 1990. Member council Ukrainian Cultural Organization, Riga, Latvia, since 1988. Director art studio House of Culture, Riga.
Member committee Rebirth of Indiana Ukrainian Churches, since 1989. Representative Ukrainian Christian Democratic Front, Latvia, since 1989. Activist Ukrainian Helsinki Union, since 1988.
President Ukrainian Support Group for Latvian Popular Front, Riga, 1988-1989. Representative Ukrainian National Party, since 1989. Member Indiana Artists Association, Indiana Press Association, Latvian ExLibris Club, Ukrainian Youth Club (president since 1989), Ukrainian Association for Indiana Artist of Creative Intelligence.
Married Eva Markevich, March 29, 1984. 1 child, Martyn Opanas.