Eugenea was born in Rostov-on-Don, a heavily industrialised city in Southern Russia. Her introduction to painting was at an early age through her father, Boris Belmasov, a respected Russian painter. At 17 years of age she was the youngest student in 30 years to be accepted by the V.I. Surikov State Academy of Art in Moscow, graduating after six years of intensive study.
The foundation of a formal Russian training combined with her own expressive style results in the creation of unique works. The figurative paintings often possess an ethereal quality, while her landscapes and still lifes have a charm of their own. Eugenea has successfully exhibited in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and America. In 1993 she moved to the Southern Hemisphere, living first in Brisbane and then Wellington.