Kingston-based artist Nataliya Zozulya started working as a figurative painter when she graduated from National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine. She used to work with Eric Rimmington when her family moved to London in 2001.
During her career as a professional artist, Nataliya completed a number of projects each having a distinct theme: her early subtle figurative paintings explored femininity, later bright bold canvasses depicted the impressions from her travels to North Africa and South East. Nataliya uses muffled, reserved colours in her series of London cityscapes, portraying the city void of the immediate physical presence of people. She continues to express her love for the great city in her intricate and unique digital collages, full of vibrancy and sound of the crowd, printed on canvas and hand finished with sprays and acrylic.
Nataliya’s favourite genre is portraiture. She has an ability to capture not only the exact likeness of her sitters but also their character and a sense of their inner being. She creates a happy atmosphere of interaction during the sitting hours where both an artists and the sitter are creators of the portrait.
Nataliya works in layers and her mastery of oil painting techniques allows her to effortlessly adapt her methods to the demands of the project, ranging from washes, thin layers of paint, to coarse, spontaneous impasto, working with palette knives and, if needed, fingers to enrich the texture of the painting.
During her professional career as an artist, Natalie has held numerous successful solo and group shows in London, Moscow, Manila, Ankara, Istanbul, Magdeburg, Kiev and her painting can be found in private collections internationally. In London, she is a member of Richmond Art Society, The Fountain Gallery Artists Association and local Art group KAOS. Her works were accepted to the prestigious Mall gallery exhibitions.