Iryna moved to the UK in 2005. She currently lives and works in Dorchester, Dorset. Her background is in graphic design and economics but it was Iryna's move to England and her love for the English countryside that inspired her to start painting full-time.
“I love colours, I love experimenting with texture and different media. I love my palette knife more than my brush. The subject of my paintings is not so important for me as the composition. I think my graphic design background makes me always put composition and colours in first place.”
Iryna’s paintings have great depth and the texture and light she builds into each piece add further dimensions to the canvas. Her landscapes and still lifes are inviting and her figures captivating, with a warm and tactile quality.
The Russian Evolution, The Paragon Gallery
November 2014, 15, 16, 17, 18
Selected to exhibit at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Chianciano Biennale, Art Museum of Chianciano, Italy
‘Cherchez La Femme’ Solo Exhibition, Bath