Irina Klyba was born in Kiev in 1968.
She began drawing in early childhood and in 1979 entered the Shevchenko Republican Art School and studied at the Art Institute under Daniel Leader.
In 1999, Irina became a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, by the time the popularity of her works was evident, especially abroad.
In 2002 the British Council hosted a solo exhibition in Kiev and 2006 saw another exhibition at Newcastle on Tyne’s Biscuit Gallery; 2007 the Cambridge Gallery in Cork Street, London.
Her works are regularly exhibited in and across the United Kingdom.
Although Irina may have been attracted by the thought of relocating to and the prospect of life in England, her heart has been and always will be in the Ukraine. The heart called her home.
How can one choose between recognition in a foreign land and the vast fields of the Ukraine where the wind plays unique symphonies on the strings of sunlight.
The canvases of Irina Klyba are like the scores of a sun symphony in her native land.