Irina imigrated from Moscow, U.S.S.R. in 1977. Her artistic roots date back to her grandfather who painted sets for the Bolshoi Theater. Irina’s love for dramatic lighting and mystical settings has inspired her to create those qualities on canvas.
Irina has taught adult painting classes for the last thirteen years. She has shown in New York City and has been contacted by art venues from all around the world. Irina currently lives in Woodinville, WA with her husband, two children, and yellow lab, Boomer. She enjoys kayaking, painting, and spending time with family and friends.
Deb has been a professional muralist and faux artist for decades. She has completed projects in NY, OR, AZ and WA. Although she no longer does mural/faux, she still loves to paint! Sharing her talent with others who
wish to grow as artists and learn how
to be an artist is very rewarding to
her. She also conducts Horsemanship
Badge classes for the Girl Scouts (www.PonyBadges.com). You will love her friendly and easy-going attitude!
Vine and Palette is a Paint n' Sip experience, offering fun painting events in and around Snohomish, WA. Our events are conducted in a casual atmosphere in local establishments. You can enjoy your favorite beverage and meal while learning how to paint. Your instructors, Deb and Irina, are experienced instructors as well as artists. They are very personable and take the time
to explain brushstrokes, composition, prepping and everything else you need to know to create your very own painting! All art materials are provided for each event. Just bring your imagination, your laughter, your friends and get ready to have a GREAT TIME!
"If you are new to painting, we encourage you to simply dive in and enjoy the process. Art is
about the freedom to experiment, to lose yourself in color and texture, and the feeling of satisfaction when you've transformed a blank canvas into a unique work of art".
Vine and Palette is proud to partner with several fine establishments where guests can enjoy a local Paint n' Sip or Brush n' Brew! We are always interested in finding new locations, and developing lasting relationships with local businesses. Contact us if you would like to add some creativity to your events schedule.