From the Far East of Russia, Irina Kruglyakova came to Canada in 2009. She was born in a small village surrounding by thick wild forest where she loved to walk for hours and hours sins Irina was a little girl. So beauty of nature was her first knowledge of about our world. The understanding has not changed throughout her life in Russia and in Canada.
Irina has been making art as long as she can remember, All her life she has been sketching constantly. loves and interests have always included nature in such activities as hiking, climbing and wild life viewing. In 1990 these interests became her profession a as wildlife guide interpreter, which she pursued until her move to Canada.
Between 2004 and 2007 Irina worked in Kamchatka, Russia with Canadian naturalist Charlie Russell as an agent and an assistant. That work with the bears gave her knowledge about these incredible animals, but what is not less important – knowledge about herself and change her life.