born in Leningrad in 1957.
Between 1968 and 1975 she studied at the art school associated with the Repin Academy in Leningrad .
Between 1975 and 1981 she studied under Professor Oreshinikov at the Repin Academy.
Between 1982 and 1986 she was studio assistant in Professor Oreshinikov's studio.
In 1990 she was elected to the Artists' Union.
She is married to fellow artist Sergei Vasilevich Rudnev who also studied under Professor Oreshinikov