Marina was born and raised in the Ukraine, and came to the United States with her family in 1992. Passion for creativity has always defined her and led to her earning a Master's degree in Architecture, and later, a Bachelor's in Interior Design. Marina has always loved drawing, and began painting on canvases as a hobby. Today, it's evident that the world of Art holds a permanent and significant position in her existence. Largely self-taught, she joined Los Gatos Art Association and studio/gallery in Campbell California "Gallery of Dreams". Her artwork has been widely seen in numerous art galleries of California. She currently has her art studio within Fulton Crossing Art Gallery where she displays most of her artwork.