Inna Pankratova isn’t just an artist; the multitalented and savvy businesswoman is also the owner of the first stand-alone fine art gallery in southwest Riverside County. Pankratova, who moved to the United States at the age of 18, was introduced to painting by her late mother-in-law Ekaterina Grigoreya, who was a world famous artist. “She was living in Moscow at the time we met, and that’s when I started my arts venture, 20 years ago,” she said. “She not only encouraged me, she made me. She pushed me in every possible way. I truly value that she gave me that unique technique she developed that she told me has to stay in the family.” Pankratova said she had a very successful career in the fashio
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