Olya Tkachenko is Toronto-based illustrator. She was born in Ukraine 
and has been graduated from the School of Fine Arts studying classic drawing, painting, sculpture, and history of arts.

Since 2008 Olya worked as a freelance children’s illustrator and created a number of children's books in the USA, Canada, and Russia. As an artist, she works with various media such as watercolors, batiks, digital painting, etc. but prefers to work with colored pencils and realistic style when creating book illustrations.

Currently, Olya and her family live in Toronto.