Larissa was born in southern Ukraine. She graduated from the Odessa College of Arts, and recieved a M.A. from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in Russia. Larissa has shown her art in 7 personal exhibitions in Canada. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and recieved Awards of Recognition, in Canada, the United States, Ukraine, and Russia. Her art can be found in many private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Pastel Artists of Canada, Visual Arts Ontario and the Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada.