Hello, I am Natalia Vidyakina, NZ artist and author. On this website you can find my paintings & drawings, also children's picture books. All art works, books are for sale. I am a self-taught artist, enjoying to paint with various media, tools, colour palette, techniques and styles. My favorites to paint are still live subjects, flowers, seaside scenes and landscapes. it is great, when some special effect can be captured in the painting, as atmosphere, play of light, glow or something else as 'wow' factor. I would love if viewers would have a joy and warm smiles, looking at my paintings, as I try to paint beauty of life, bringing positive energy. I like painting or sketching on plein air, studying the light and shadows, real colours in particular moment, as they are always changing. Mother Nature is so beautiful and inspiring! "You can't beat Mother Nature, She always wins, She always reborn" . Our family live in the Wairarapa, Wellington region, on a lifestyle block (a small farm), I am lucky to have an opportunity to paint flowers, animals, trees, right at home place. When travelling, I always carry a notebook for sketching, developing ideas for future paintings.
For these past years, I have held six Solo Exhibitions in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2018, 2020,2021 and also being in several group exhibitions in the great Wellington area and the 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 books. Huge thanks to Greenlees Print Ltd. for a quality work they have done.
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
You may be interested to have a customer painting, please contact me, I would love to create a commission work for you.
I am a member of: Masterton Art club 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!