After a year of study she was chosen to receive a scholarship for study in the United States. In the fall of 1992 she entered the graduate school at the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned an M.A. in painting. While Tatiana stays busy cataloging and translating Russian works for auction and appraisal, the bulk of her time is spent in her studio executing oil paintings for clients and exhibitions.
Her award winning paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.