Welcome to my art website! I am Natalia Vidyakina, a self-taught artist, was based in Wellington till April 2018, then moved to Masterton, Wellington region, where currently live. I came to New Zealand from Russia in 2008 and love to be a New Zealander.
I consider my art as an expression of my positive and optimistic view of life.
To me, Art is one more way to express yourself or share your experience with others, as the way to communicate. All subjects that I paint somehow related to me. The places where I have been, pets, flowers that I admire,,,,etc. The process of creating art works is always thrilling , fun, I enjoy it very much.
Probably because my natural curiosity, I like experimenting with different technique, colours, tones, and subjects within my artworks. And I like to stay open minded and keep it fresh. I paint and draw in different media.. acrylic, watercolour, ink, oil, charcoal, pastels. My favorites to paint are landscapes, semi -abstracts, seascapes, flowers, animals, birds ,portraits of people. Also often I use different colour combination. It can be vibrant, contrast, soft, limited palette...
My big admirations for artists of non -traditional style as Impressionists and Post Impressionists , Expressionists.
I like to create in my works effects of lights, atmospheric feeling, different moods, sometime emphasized effects or colors. Also calm, peaceful scenes are my favorite subjects. I have hold four Solo Exhibitions in 2016,2017, 2018,2018 and also being in several group Exhibitions in Wellington city and now in beautiful Wairarapa region. Some of my paintings sold to New Zealand, Russia, Australia, United States of America . I love to paint commissions, where you advice me what subjects, size or form of painting you wish. Commissions are always exciting and interesting projects!
I am a member: of NZ Academy of Fine Arts, NZ Watercoulor Organization, Wai Art Group, Heart of Arts gallery in Carterton.
My Facebook Page Natalia Vidyakina Art Instagram page nataliavidyakina , please check it out .
Please open GALLERIES where shown ACRYLIC, OIL and WATERCOLOURS&INKS&DRAWINGS contact if you wish to buy my paintings or ask for some commission work. Also I do prints of some my art works and calendars, please ask if you are interested. I provide Free Shipping within New Zealand and do some discount for International Shipping. Thank you, Natalia