Irina was born in 1974 in Leningrad, Russia. She graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 2005. She has studied botanical art with mentor Alexander Vyazmensky in his regular workshops at St. Petersburg Botanical Garden since 2015. In 2019, Irina completed a painting course at the drawing classes of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. E. Repin at the Russian Academy of Arts. Irina is a freelance artist and illustrator since 2019. She lives and works in St. Petersburg.
She mainly works in watercolour technique in a realistic style.
Irina is a member of botanical societies:
- American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA, USA) - Society of Artists of Botanical Art (SABA, Russia)
Irina is the ideological inspirer and organizer of the Russian-language project "Botanical Magazine".
Her works are held in Russian and foreign private collections.
“Botanical art is my passion. I like to explore the world, study nature and myself. With my works, I demonstrate the harmony and beauty of nature. It is important for me to convey to people that we are surrounded by a fragile and at the same time very diverse flora. In my works, I look for my own path and this is the path to harmony. "