An ethnically Russian artist who was born, raised, and educated in Central Asia (a former part of the USSR), Larisa dates her passion for art from an early school age when she attended drawing classes in afterschool programs. She developed a fusion of art styles having grown up in a multi-cultural environment.
Larisa graduated from the University of Textile Industry (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) in 1993 with a BS in Design. There, she was part of the costume design committee for participants in the Independence Day Celebration of Uzbekistan in 1992. Larisa also was a featured designer and participant in numerous fashion shows held at the University’s Fashion Theater.
Larisa came to the United States in 1995. She worked in the business world for several years while raising a young family before deciding to go back to her true passion: Art.
Larisa is primarily an easel painter. Her art style is focused on fantasy themes, illustrative ideas, and fashion sketches in acrylics, ink pen, oil pastels, 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. Recently, Larisa started creating artworks in abstract style for corporate, hospitality, and healthcare spaces.
Her art has appeared in numerous galleries including: International Gallery in Miami, Florida; Natick, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island galleries. She graces many walls of private residences and commercial spaces.
Larisa and her family reside in the State of Rhode Island.