A Montreal artist whose work is collected worldwide, Tatiana Iliina was born in Russia. Tatiana grew up near St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad. She completed her studies at the Mukhina Higher Institute of Art and Design, a few minutes walk from the world-famous Hermitage Museum. She has lived in Canada now over 15 years and has been very successful selling her paintings to collectors all over the world. She has also created spectacular monumental works in downtown Montréal and as far away as Ontario and Russia, and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout her career. Tatiana says: “Art is a gift that has been given to me to share. I developed a love of art early in life and it has only grown stronger with time. In all areas of art, the common thread, my passion, is to seek out the beauty and the joy in all things and bring it to life for all to enjoy.” Tatiana maintains a studio at the Montreal Art Center and gallery in downtown Montreal.