Irina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and came to America in 2001 in her early Thirties.
She studied art in the St. Petersburg Academy of Art, the Art-Industrial College, and graduated from Leningrad Academy of Culture in 1992. While in Russia; she was a successful artist, selling her works to locals and tourists alike. She continued her journey through the art world after coming to America, resulting in her exploring her creativity with a new vigor and enthusiasm.
Her passion is painting with watercolors, her style is contemporary realism, and her subjects range from portraits and still-lives to beautiful landscapes and panoramic city views. Most of her paintings are in private collections maintained throughout the world. She is the member of East Bay Artist Guild and continues to show her paintings in local galleries and business offices.