Luba was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of parents who emigrated from the Ukraine.

Since early childhood, she has been drawn to using her art as a language to express the way she feels about the world, seen and unseen. 

After moving to Florida, her early studies included classes at St. Petersburg College and participation in various art workshops, both as a student and teacher.  Working in oils became her medium of choice.

“Oils give me the freedom and time to create a rhythm of application which helps to put me in touch with the life of my subject matter and what it is trying to say to me.  The fulfillment comes during the painting process and spills over, beyond the process, when someone views my work, and the work bridges the gap between us.”

Luba’s work has won numerous awards and appears in private collections across the U. S.  Luba is represented by Vincent-William Gallery in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.