Nina Tugarina graduated from Kharkov Art Institute (now Academy of Art.) in Ukraine. She worked in various artistic fields in Estonia and Ukraine. Nina has been involved in doll making since January 2009. In painting, she always preferred portraits and focused on the inner world and character of the person depicted, so doll making was the perfect path for her to take.
Now, Nina lives in Revere, Massachusetts (Greater Boston Area), and creates hand sculpted and hand painted dolls. She also acts as a fashion and accessories designer as well as a hair stylist for all of her creations.