Irina Russkol was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. Irina started drawing and experimenting with paints at an early age. She began her formal training at Kharkov Fine Art Institute in Kharkov, Ukraine. Then she moved to St. Petersburg, Russia in 1994 to attend the Academy of Fine Art. Although her education helped her in large part, her inspiration and her need to create has generally come from her spontaneous emotions within. Also, many different artists and styles have influenced her.
In 1998, she decided to come to the United States to study English as well as American culture and art.
Irina has incorporated mixed media with oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache and different textures. Not content with settling with one style or medium, she is always exploring new techniques, which is evident with her wide range of styles: landscape, still life, figurative and abstract.
Irina’s artworks can be found in numerous corporations, galleries, and private collections around the country and abroad.