Irina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and began art school at 6 years old. She graduated from the prestigious Mukhina Academy with a Master Degree in Industrial Design.
She successfully sold her paintings full time in Russia and Scandinavia and moved to the US in 1997. She worked in the fashion industry in Palm Beach from 1997 to 2010 when she launched her solo career. All her designs are original and unique. The free hand paintings are created by using brushes and resists, no stencils. Fixed by steam to prevent color fade or wash, they are very durable.