Marina was born in 1970 in a small city called Tambov, in rural Russia. She started playing piano at a very early age and was accepted in a special school for musically gifted children at age seven.
After graduating from both musical and comprehensive school at age 17, Marina went to work in order to earn a little money to continue her musical and general education in a college. She was hired by a nearby factory as an assistant to the graphic designer at the advertising department. And here quite sudden to herself Marina found out that she is a very talented designer and fine artist.
In 1990 she successfully entered Kostroma State Necrasov University, the faculty of fine arts.
During her education, Marina actively engaged in self-education, creativity and increase its professional level, she tried her hand at different genres and technical skills.
At this time, she entered into informal group of young Kostroma painters and took part in Kostroma literary museum exhibition called “3+3”. Rather early she also started to take part in art shows and different exhibitions of Kostroma Chapter o the Russian Artists Union.
In 1996, she successfully completed training at the university, and her diploma work "Portrait of a girl in a theatrical costume" had excellent mark.
After her graduation Marina continued doing painting professionally. This was the most active period of creative research and taking part in exhibition activity, also outside from her own city. Yaroslavl and Vologda galleries and annual exhibitions had her works. In 1997 she received Grand Price at the Kostroma Regional Fine Art Show, and in 2000 she received 1st price at the National Juried Show of Portrait Art.
Marina lives in St Petersburg married to Aydemir Saidov, professional artist who also works in nude genre. The couple has an 18-years old daughter studying painting as well as her parents did.
In 2002 and 2007 Marina was selected to represent her region on the All-Russia fin art show "Best Young Talent" in the Central Palace of Art in Moscow, Russia.
During her development in the art world she tried to elaborate her own personal style and to choose the genre to work with constantly. Finally she considered “nude” theme to be the most interesting and the richest one for her painting. In 2009 Marina took part in an exhibition "Artists of Russia to Watch" and was elected "The Artist to Watch" As a result of this success in 2010 she was approached by representatives of Christie's Auctions of London. Her work now successfully sold on Christie's and in St Petersburg's galleries.
In the spring time 2014 Marina started to work with American agent. Her works represented such galleries as Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA and Lotton Gallery, Chicago, USA. In the autumn "American Art Collector" magazine represented Marina Marina’s art on its pages.