Welcome to my website I am Natalia Vidyakina, an artist and author, creating a variety of artworks.
There are paintings & drawings in various media, also a creation of children's picture books.
I am a Russian-born New Zealander. My partner and I live in the Wairarapa, Wellington region, on a lifestyle block (a small farm). Surrounding us the beautiful nature, the wildlife and the farm pets are so inspiring! I like travelling, always holding a notebook and camera, recording and sketching, impressions.
"Your work is always such a joy’, telling people about my artworks. I paint what I see around, New Zealand is truly beautiful country. To be a self-taught artist, I can say that nature is my only art teacher, where I am learning and getting inspired. People said I have created my own style, that is good to know. I really enjoy canvas painting and creating of children's picture books.
For these years of art journey, I have held five Solo Exhibitions in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2018, 2020 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, the United States of America, the United Kingdom.
Locally in Masterton, I self-published four children's picture book, really happy to see and hold them as finished products. They are so cute and colorful! Huge thank you to Greenlees Print Ltd. for a quality work they did !
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 about blue duckling Peter, his adventure with other rare New Zealand's natives. 40 pages ISBN 978-0-473-49167-3
3. The children's picture book "Janis-Pyjamas" is a fun fiction story about the girl, with her little troubles, overcoming them and the happy ending. 32 pages ISBN 978-0-473-49609-8
in 2020; 1. The children picture book "A Chicken Story" is a true story, inspired by our pets ;Leghorn-breed chickens and the dog. 24 pages ISBN 978-0-473-50964-4 My books are available in the several shops and libraries of the greater Wellington region. All artworks & books are available directly from me, through this website
In July 2020 I opened the online art shop NataliaVidyakinaArt at the worldwide site www.etsy.com
Also I sell my artworks through the local TradeMe site, the account name natasha8881
I aim to sell my artworks at affordable prices.
You may be interested to have a customer painting, please contact me, I would love to create a commission work for you.
I am very proud to be a member of: The NZ Academy of Fine Arts, The NZ Watercolour Organization. The NZ Society of Authors, as the published author.
I hope you like my artworks and books. Please, send a request for it. Thank you for your interest!