Born, raised, and educated in Central Asia (Ashgabat City, Turkmenistan, a former part of the
USSR), Larisa dates her passion for art from an early school age when she attended drawing classes in after school programs. She developed a fusion of art styles growing up in a multicultural environment.
Larisa graduated from the University of Textile Industry (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) in 1993 with
BA in Design & Art. There, she was part of the costume design committee for participants in the Independence Day Celebration of Uzbekistan in 1992. She also was a featured designer and participant in numerous fashion shows held at the University’s Fashion Theater.
Larisa came to the U.S.A. in 1995. She worked in the business world for several years before
deciding to go back to her true passion: Art.
Larisa is primarily an easel painter. Her art style is focusing on fantasy themes, illustrative ideas, and fashion sketches in acrylics, ink pen, oil pastels, ink on wet, color pencils, fabrics, faux finishes, and often a combination of the above for different effects. Many of her pieces are representations of women - the feminine forms of emotions, moods, and characters. Larisa is also accomplished as a muralist, decorative painter and faux finisher.
Currently Larisa’s art is on display and for sale at Complements Art Gallery in North Smithfield, RI. Her work has also appeared in the Bill Krull Gallery, Spring Bull Gallery, Cadeaux du Monde Gallery, and Deblois Gallery and the Warwick Museum of Art. Her murals and decorative paintings also grace the walls of numerous private residences and commercial spaces.
Larisa, her husband Michael and four children (as well as her cat Goldie!) reside in Cranston, RI.