Larisa was born in Kouïbychev, Russia, in 1943 and grew up in Tachkent, Uzbekistan. Her mother encouraged her to take painting classes. She studied at several colleges in Moscow and worked there as a portraitist for Mus films (Cinema-studios). She also took care of the interior and decor of several museums and apartments.

Larisa has mastered several styles:
Watercolor, oil, charcoal, pencil and painting landscapes and interiors. She is also a sculptor and makes figures of animals.