Born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. Galina moved with her family to Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. She studied Design at the Art and Desing School from 1980 to 1983 and graduated with honours. She continued her art studies at the Art Acadmey in L’vov, Wext Ukraine from 1985 to 1990.
- Galina has exhibited in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Canda, Germany anf the Czech Republic, throughout New Zealand since her arrival in 1996.
Her diversity is illustrated in having both solo and in collaboration (with Sue Spiegel), having illustrated books, commisions of architectural decorative art and public place murals, judging art competitions.
- Galina creates unique acrylic and textured mixed meida works with much mood and expression. She enjoys exploring and combining different materials and subjetc including archtectural features, historical images, romantic and contemporary impressions.
She holds regular exhibition throughout New Zealand and is represented in many private collections, both here and overseas.