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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Natasha Villone

Natasha Villone

''Before moving to Seattle, U.S.A in 2001, I studied painting, theater design and fine art in Orel, Russia, a small city south of Moscow. Many years I spent working in a factory painting flowers on samovars (Russian tea pots) and painting popular Russian folk art Zhostovo trays. Now my favorite things to paint are plates. They're small, don't take up too much space, and are easy to hang on a wall. They make a sunny, warm patch on your wall.

It's strange, but my basic knowledge of how to paint came not from my art college, but from time spent painting Zhostovo trays. My old master always taught me three rules: outrageous colors, form and persective. Thank you, Victor Arsentivich. You did render your ideas in me.''

Natasha Villone

''The longer I stay in Seattle thinking about subjects to paint, the more ideas I have in my memory from the past, in Russia. God never makes mistakes taking us through times, places, people we meet...situations, even magazines I used to see when I was a child. I recall scenes of villages, where I spent most of my school vacations with my grandma. I helped her take care of the cow and sheep, geese and chickens. Feeding them was my favorite work. Each season in Russia brings different scenes... Summer with beautiful sunsets and smells of fresh hay. Winter with ultramarine hills of snow.

All these memories left inspiration inside me—especially from the past century, when we were not fully equipped with modern amenities, and had just a simple life, full of flavor. It is true that we have to leave the past, but we have to take our best from the past into the future.''

Natasha Villone


Analuka said...

Very beautifull art! So soft, pure, delicate. Congratulations for the site. Blue kisses for you!

Artodyssey said...

Mais uma vez agradeço a gentileza do seu comentário Analuka.

Volte sempre :)


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