Natalia Timokhina is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Canada. With her art she explores the concept of freedom and moving away from outdated rules, frames and limitations.
Her interest in visual art emerged in childhood, although for the longest time she never seriously engaged with art. Instead, she explored law and economics as more “down to earth” subjects. But the creative spark was still there, waiting to be discovered.
Initially, Natalia turned to photography. A year course at the Moscow Academy of Photography and a 10-year photography practice gave her a strong background in composition, light and color, but she always felt that she wanted more freedom in creating art and expressing herself.
In 2016-2018 she studied at Igor Sakharov’s Fine Art School in Moscow, which helped her to develop her own painting style and form thematic preferences. With that new background, the process of art work creation started to flow easily and naturally.
Natalia’s preferred medium is oil due to its color depth and saturation, wide color palette and flexibility. She works mainly in expressionist style, which allows to convey emotions in the most transparent way with the help of color, texture and composition.
She draws her inspiration from nature with its inexhaustible beauty and diversity. Along with that she is deeply concerned about people’s irresponsible use of the biosphere. She translates all these emotions and concerns to viewers through her paintings, be it a still life with a modest daisy bouquet, an abstract work depicting wild fire in Australian woods or a Nelson Mandela portrait.
During all these times, Natalia does not forget about her other passion - writing poems in her native Russian language. A number of her books have already been published, including a book of poems for children “From Three to Thirteen”, for which she had drawn more than 150 graphic illustrations.
Natalia hopes her arts bring more positivity into this complicated world.
You can see how Natalia paints here: https://youtu.be/Odl4OPycB3s
Publication of her artwork in ArtTreasury 2021 Collector's Annual: https://youtu.be/KcNI4Cw54zM
Her artwork packaging process: https://youtu.be/pf1Cp_DqLPc
Igor Sakharov’s Fine Art School in Moscow, Russia
Moscow Academy of Photography, Russia
University of Toronto, Canada
Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Russia
Participation in Riverdale ArtWalk Online Art Fair June 18 to July 2, 2021
Publication in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, Feature: Portraits, V47, February 2021, pages 30-32
Publication in "ArtTreasury 2021" Collector’s Annual. Skybase Publishing Inc., December 2020, pages 24-29
Honorable Mention Award in the 2nd art competition “Portraits” at Art Room Gallery in March 2020
Finalist of the 4th annual art competition “Colors” at Fusion Art Gallery in March 2020
The Best of Show Award in the art competition “Red” at Colors of Humanity Art Gallery in February 2020
Two Honorable Mention Awards in the 1st art competition “Botanicals” at Art Room Gallery in December 2019
Finalist of the 5th annual art competition “Colorful Abstractions” at Fusion Art Gallery in December 2019
Two Special Recognition Awards in the 9th annual art competition “SeaScapes” at Light, Space and Time Art Gallery in November 2019
Two Special Recognition Awards in the 3rd annual art competition “Patterns, Textures and Forms” at Light, Space and Time Art Gallery in October 2019
4th annual juried online art exhibition “Colors” at Fusion Art Gallery (USA), March 2020
2nd juried online art exhibition “Portraits” at Art Room Gallery in March 2020
“Red” juried online art exhibition at Colors of Humanity Art Gallery (USA), February 2020
5th annual juried online art exhibition “Colorful Abstractions” at Fusion Art Gallery (USA), December 2019
“Botanicals” juried online art exhibition at Art Room Gallery, December 2019
“SeaScapes” juried online art exhibition 2019 at Light, Space and Time Art Gallery (USA), November 2019
“Patterns, Textures and Forms” juried online art exhibition 2019 at Light, Space and Time Art Gallery (USA), October 2019