In 1945, Taisiya Shvetsova remained an orphan. She was brought up in the Kirillovsky orphanage of the Vologda region, where she received a secondary education. She graduated from the Pskov Pedagogical Institute, worked in a rural school as a teacher of Russian language and literature, a librarian and a history teacher. Since 1951 she has lived in Pskov. She has no special art education. She started painting in 1996.