Irina is award winning artist and illustrator.

She is a proud member of AWS (American Watercolor Society) and a Life Member of TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America).

Her art has been published in Best Of Artists – Watermedia – Volume II, Somatic Psychology magazine, Spirit Seeker magazine, and People magazine online. Her illustrated sketchbooks Travel With Me, Down My Street, and Travelogy are in Brooklyn Public Library, NY.

In 2013 Irina served as the director of the Outreach Program for CWA (California Watercolor Association). She won her first award at age 15 during the Junior Art Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, she has been recognized by numerous organizations and galleries. In 2012, Irina became an American Art Award Winner in Realism category.

Her passion is painting with watercolors, her main style is contemporary realism and yet the abstract paintings are not left behind. Most of her original paintings are in private collections throughout the world. To name a few locations, besides the U.S., her artworks are presented in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain.

Before coming to the US, she studied art in the St.Petersburg Academy of Art, the Art-Industrial College in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received Bachelor of Arts from The Academy of Culture. While in Russia she was a successful artist selling her works. She continued her journey through the art world after coming to the U.S., resulting in her exploring the creative process. Even though Irina is an accomplished artist she never stops learning as much as she can about the arts. As the result of that eagerness she earned Fine Art degree while in America.

These days, Irina Sztukowski continues showing her paintings in local galleries, in the galleries throughout the U.S. and business offices.

Her website is

  • Joined: August 2011


Eiffel Tower Journals

I have designed a new Journal for people who believe that a written note is a powerful tool in gaining peace of mind and confidence. There are 160 pages. The pages are lined and have intricate ink design that I first painted by hand and then applied to every page using publishing tools. / I’ve selected one of my favorite watercolor paintings: Evening In Paris for a cover of this journal. T…
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Art Magazine Publication

Irina Sztukowski’s painting Poppies Garden was selected for October publication of Women In Art 278 Magazine. Editors of the magazine chose Irina’s artwork appreciating a realistic approach combined with fearless impressionistic brush strokes so well suited for this Californian landscape. The magazine features female artists across the globe and art genres
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Is Abstract Real?

Is abstract real? In terms of realism.. / How do we name an abstract painting and how does this apply to a viewer’s life experience? These and other questions I’ve discussed with the Maryland artist Kimberly Goodge last week when my husband and I were traveling to Baltimore and Washington, DC. As the artist who focuses mostly on realistic paintings I couldn’t imagine myself to paint abstract impr…
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In The Book Store

In the century of Kindle and Internet it is so nice sometime to find an interesting book and crash in the book store cafe reading it. Like in good old days! I ended up with a pretty significant collection of Art Books at my house that way The moment what you see on this painting is when my sister and I had a lovely time at Barnes & Noble book store in Walnut Creek California this Summer. Yes…
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