“Devestatingly effective, instinctive use of colour”, Artists/Illustrators Magazine…
Iryna was born in Ukraine in 1978. She studied at Lugansk Art College and Kharkov University before moving to the UK in 2005. She now lives and works in Dorset.
“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.”
Selected to exhibit at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Selected to exhibit in the Chianciaio Biennale, Art Museum of Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
‘Cherchez La Femme’ Solo Exhibition, Bath
2011 Winsor and Newton prize Best Portrait, Mall Galleries, London, Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition