Here is a fun story for you!

Throughout the years, many times my art has been transported by “Planes, Trains, and Automobile”, just like a title of the classic movie.

But this time was different… this time it was a really special delivery!

Recently, I have sold framed 24X36 original “Girls Night Out-Tatyana” painting at Trattoria Zooma restaurant in Providence, RI. My buyer is out of state collector. He has decided to get my painting form RI to MA in a fun way: flown by his private two-seater plane! :-)

Watch my short (about 3 min) video to find out more details about the Flying Art story!

Turn your volume on for sound experience!



According to Pantone, the Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral.
Pantone is the company that provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers.

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Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.
Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

As an artist, I embrace Living Coral as my complimentary pop of color to my jewel-toned palette that I like to paint with. View my artwork which I feel correlates well with the 2019 color collections curated by Pantone.


“Trippy”  -Pantone



“Under The Sea”    -Pantone

“Under The Sea”


“Bold and Brilliant”  -Pantone

“Bold and Brilliant”


To read more about 2019 color forecast click here.


This August I had the honor of meeting  Alexander Shorokhoff, a luxury watchmaker from Germany, in Newport, Rhode Island. Alexander had an event for his collectors at Grenon's of Newport where he showcases his watches. People throughout the country came to see Alexander and to view and purchase his beautiful handcrafted watches. I was fortunate to experience this event!

After the event, I had an opportunity to take Alexander Shorokhoff to Providence to experience our lovely Federal Hill. Thank you, Trattoria Zooma for an extra special dinner for us! It was bsolutely delicious!


Over the dinner, we discussed art, design, projects, and visions. You could say that our artistic sense of color and design unintentionally are in sync.


Alexander shared with me that his watch Kandy Avangarde got nominated for the German Design Award 2019, which is very exciting news. Good luck Mr. Shorokhoff!

To learn more about Kandy, click  here .

To learn more about Kandy, click here.



VIDEO: Spotlight by Providence Chamber of Commerce

Larisa Designs is a proud member of Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

This year GPCC is celebrating the 150th anniversary. Throughout its history, the GPCC has been a champion for Rhode Island businesses, business owners, employees, and residents.

As part of celebrating the 150th anniversary, the Chamber is featuring member companies as a way to educate the public about the important role the business community plays in making our state a better place to live and work. Larisa Designs is happy to be a part of Member Spotlight Series.

#WhyRI   #GPCC150

Artist and owner of Larisa Designs, Larisa Martino, gave us the scoop on how she is able to be successful in the art industry in the smallest state.


Larisa is happy to announce a new media as an addition to her original art portfolio: TAPESTRY.

According to Wikipedia, “Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom.” 

Introducing “A Million Suns” abstract collection done on up to 6’ long fabric panels.

Eleven mediums were used in the creation of these organic, jewel-toned beauties.  Acrylic, metallic, liquid and pearlescent paints as well glazes, fabrics, burlap mesh and others are part of this art creation. There are two pockets for hardware on each side of panels allowing installation of pieces either vertically, horizontally, or from the ceiling per client’s specifications.

These art pieces make a great focal point for tall cathedral type ceiling walls or a long horizontal hallway spaces.

Tapestries are a desirable and rare art media in the modern art market. Besides being decorative, tapestries soften (diffuse?) sound making rooms cozier, warmer and more intimate. This media is well received in commercial and residential spaces.

In the corporate setting, tapestries can act as soundproof barriers providing confidentiality setting in meeting rooms.  Of course, tapestries’ warmth, textures, and colors can be showcased in the reception areas, waiting rooms, restaurants, spas, hallways and other common areas to greet your visitors, clients, staff, and prospects.

If you would like to commission Larisa to create your custom tapestry, please call 401.965.0658 or email at