Local Heart, Global Soul

November 27, 2019

Natalia’s Russian Roots…

My next visit along one of the recent “Parels” (Pearls) routes, was to a Russian painter. She and her husband showed me an article written about her, written by Ine van den Boer for the “ArtiBrak” magazine and Natalia was happy for me to use the text in these next series of posts. Himself did the translation for me (Thank You Sweetheart!) which was much appreciated, but instead of dumping a wall of text (in italics) in one post, I will divide it up and add in with the paintings over the following days.

News Flash”, “Natalia Stefanova – phantasy rooted in Russian tradition”
“Natalia Stefanova used to work as an architect and interior designer in Moscow, until true love made her move to the Netherlands. Over here she started to paint, but she didn’t forget her Russian roots. Last year she became an active member of ArtiBrak.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

This next painting fascinated me, not just because the lady in it looks directly at the viewer, but also because of the amazing array of brushstrokes and colour that Natalia has used to build up the image. I thought for the arty ones amongst us, a mega-close-up view of if would be appreciate and (hopefully) inspiring!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


(photograph © Kiwidutch)


(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The Dutch article, translations to follow in the next posts…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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