Olha Tkachenko is Ukrainian born artist. She grew up in a family of artists and got her art education in Ukraine, a country of rich culture and esthetic traditions.
Olga works with different mediums including watercolor, oil-paint, colored pencils, soft and oil pastel etc. She create beautiful illustrations for kid’s books and teach kids Art. But one of her favourite techniques is batik. The technique of hot batik is originally from Africa and Indonesia. But working with this spatial painting on cotton, using wax and dyes, Olga found the batik making process is very similar to painting of traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs, Pysanka. She reflects some of national ideas and sounds in her works.
Now Olga and her family lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.