Olya Tkachenko is a Toronto-based illustrator. She was born in Ukraine
and has graduated from the School of Fine Arts studying classic drawing, painting, sculpture, and history of arts.
Since 2008 Olya has worked as a freelance children’s illustrator and created many children's books in the USA and Canada. As an artist, she works with various media such as watercolors, batiks, digital painting, etc. but prefers to work with colored pencils and a realistic style when creating book illustrations.
Currently, Olya and her family live in Toronto.