Irina Fleming is originally from Pology, Ukraine and became interested in art at an early age. She was formally trained at the University of Moscow, studying and mastering the diverse history of realism in artwork. Her passion grew as she continued as a professional art teacher at the Tavrichanski College of Art in Pology. She immigrated to the US in 1999 and has sustained her desire to create beautiful works of art reflecting various aspects of her life and character, while living in upstate NY. Her preferred style of expression has been through painting the human form with oil paints on different media.