Irene was born in Odessa, Ukraine and has
been a Santa Barbara resident for fifteen years,
Her love of art was evident from early childhood. She was first
recognized at school for her ability to paint portraits and landscapes.
She was accepted to Odessa School of Arts. Later, Irene got her
education in French Language and Literature at Odessa University.
After immigrating to the United States,
she earned her Master's Degree at UCLA.
The influence of the French and Russian Impressionists is quite
evident in her work and Santa Barbara's natural beauty serves
to inspire her use of shapes and bright colors.
The intent of Irene's artistic expression is to elicit the emotions
one might have by listening to music or reading a novel, simply
by gazing at her paintings.
Irene studied under well renown master Jove Wang.
Oil Painters of America -Associate Member;
American Impressionist Society - Associate Member;
California Art Club - Patron Member;
22nd Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, 2021