After studying art with great success in Odessa and Athens, she came to France. She is, without doubt, the most prominent mosaic artist and has lived there since 1996. Her mother Jeanne, who set up the first Fine Arts Academy in Odessa and the first private home based school in the Ukraine, has been her inspiration. Given her multiple talents, at an early age Larissa chose mosaics and was immediately noticed due to her mastery of chromatic combinations and her capacity to synthesize all the periods of this ancient technique, which goes back 30 centuries. She has obtained up to 300 shades of colors, using marble, granite, quartz & colored glass from all over the world.