Tania Darashkevich was born in Priliki, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1998. She obtained a degree in psychology from State University in Leningrad Russia, after which she was a practicing psychologist for 10 years. Upon arriving in Canada, Tania changed the focus of her career to art. The crackled antique finish of her backgrounds refers to Tania's love of the old Masters including French master Watteau. Tania's style remains classic and realistic, a reflection of her illustrative training.