I grew up in Ukraine, a country with great nature and rich culture and history. I was painting and creating since I was a little girl. I canít remember what was the magic that inspired me to become an artist because I donít remember when it started. It just was with me for all my life. Even after I entered medical school (which was my parentís huge dream), I continued to draw and make my own exhibitions during university holidays. After graduation, the first year of medical practice was enough for me to understand that itís not my dream job. At the same time I met my future husband. So I moved to the US with him and quit all the medicine with no shade of regret.
New country and my husbandís incredible support gave me freedom to finally start doing what I always had been dreaming about. I love painting! When I create, time flies by, I forget about everything and dive into this divine feeling of serene pure beauty of my subject. And I want to share this feeling with you through my work.
Now I live in Florida with my wonderful husband and the best dog in the world, 10 min away from the beach. I paint the ocean and teach art at Sofia Art Academy.
If you want to learn more about me, please check out my website irinacumberland.com