I am Natalia Vidyakina, an artist and author. I express my art in different forms. There are paintings & drawings in various media, also a creation of art books and children's picture books. I am a Russian-born New Zealander. My partner and Ilive in the Wairarapa, Wellington region, on a lifestyle block ( small farm). Surrounding us the beautiful nature, the wildlife and the farm pets are so inspiring!
I love travelling, always holding a note-sketching book and camera, recording impressions, sketching, etc..
To me, the art and writing are fascinating ways to communicate with the other people and also the way to express yourself. The new art work creation is always thrilling, I enjoy it very much.
I love reading different kind of books and enjoy seeing all kind of art and crafts that other artists do. There are plenty of the favourites, I am a big appreciator of many Artists and Writers.
Creating the artbooks and children's picture books is really fun. I like all of these processes from writing and illustrating to design lay-outing and finally publishing the books.
The books are published in 2019:
1. The artbook about beautiful cats is "Cats, only Cats!", 44 pages ISBN 978-0-473-49166-6
2. The children's picture book "What Happened before Sunset?" is a fiction story of blue duckling Peter, his adventure with other NZ native wildlife. 40 pages ISBN 978-0-473-49167-3
3. The children's picture book "Janis-Pyjamas" is a cute fun story about the girl, with her little troubles, overcoming them and the happy ending. 32 pages ISBN 978-0-473-49609-8
The new books are coming in 2020: "The Country Road", series of the books " The Farm life"
I have held four Solo Exhibitions in 2016,2017, 2018,2018 and also being in several group exhibitions in the great Wellington city and now in the beautiful Wairarapa region.
Some of my artworks have been sold to the people from New Zealand, Russia, Australia, United States of America.
My books are available in the several shops and libraries of the greater Wellington region.
I am a member of: The NZ Academy of Fine Arts, The NZ Watercolour Organization. The NZ Society of Authors, as the published author. My Facebook Page Natalia Vidyakina Art Instagram page nataliavidyakina
I hope you like some of my artworks and books. Thank you for your interest!