Spending most of her life in Uzbekistan, part of the Soviet Union during that time, Natalya studied in the capital Tashkent at Art school for gifted children, and Benkov Art College before further study in St. Petersburg.
In 2003 Natalya moved to New Zealand to expand both her horizons and imagination. New experiences and dramatic changes in Natalya’s life came to be reflected in her paintings, giving them a unique perspective.
After travelling to London to visit Salvador Dali’s exhibition in 2004, there was no way back to realism or academism as Natalya developed her unique surrealist style, finding her own voice. Each painting reflects a period in Natalya’s life and the emotions which she encountered at the time.
Although Natalya’s works strongly reflect her personal life she prefers not to discuss the meaning behind them, allowing the viewer to make their own connection to her works. Many of Natalya’s works express strong emotion while others radiate subtleness, both expressing her view of the world around her.