Zaira Dzhaubaeva was born into a family renowned for its artistic and literary contribution to their homeland. Daughter of Husey Dzhaubaev, the laureate and famous poet / journalist of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia), who is remembered to this day as the highest standard bearer of the Karachay culture in the world. Her father stimulated Zaira with creative activities at an early age. She studied at the Stavropol State University. There she earned a degree in History and Social Sciences. After graduation she started working at the 'Karachay-Cherkessia' State Broadcasting Company. Zaira developed a lifelong passion for painting and drawing, to which she dedicated herself exclusively when she left her post as the Chief Director of the television station. Zaira's watercolors are an explosion of life and color with a very rich and varied palette which shows her fascination with flowers and the animal world as two of her favorite subjects. Her works have become very popular worldwide. Now Zaira lives and paints in the Olympia area of Washington State in the United States.