Tatiana Radko studied at St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts.  She was taught by the master and academic, Yuri Neprintsev, famous for his emphasis on colour and impressionistic vision. She graduated in 1988 and taught for several years at the Children’s Fine Art School in St Petersburg before marrying Sergei Pavlenko, and moving to the UK in 1992. She has exhibited widely and her work is in private collections in Russia, USA, France, Spain, Austria and the UK.