Born and raised in Moscow, Larissa has been painting since she was in high school. Her first love was not the brush, however, but rather the keys of a piano. Soon after, an influential teacher redirected her interest toward the world of art. While helping her sister with art homework one afternoon, a passion for painting was sparked. She had discovered her destiny.
Larissa received her BFA from the Moscow Theatrical Arts Institute, and attended the Graduate School of Restoration and Conservation. While in graduate school, Larissa took courses in conservation and restoration of 15th and 16th Century paintings. Larissa says, "When you restore a painting, you can paint your own strokes into history." more >>