Nina's interest in art began when she was in high school. Shortly after her high school graduation she married and she and her husband moved from New York to Los Angeles, California. After raising her children she returned to college to earn her degree and then moved on to obtain her Master of Fine Art from Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles.
In the early 1970's she and her husband moved to San Diego, California where she currently resides. Her primary focus continues to be her painting and her family.