Iryna was born and raised in Ukraine. At an early age, she developed an affinity for many forms of art. Iryna studied at the University of the Arts in Kharkiv, Ukraine and received a Masters degree in Musical Performance and Teaching.In 1998, she moved to Canada with her family, and has taught piano at the Calgary Mount Royal University since then. She entered the Canadian art landscape in 2002, expanding her knowledge and skill by learning firsthand from known painters and art studios, and often attending workshops. In 2009, Iryna earned a Fine Arts diploma with highest honours from Stratford Institute. She was able to develop a unique and identifiable style, combining her musical knowledge and expression with talent as a visual artist.
Iryna chose to paint with oil because of her intense appreciation of the work of the Old Masters and their vivid realism. Irynas’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in individual and group shows, as well as public galleries
Iryna’s art, originals and prints, are available to purchase.