Natalie Wiswell was born in Russia to a Russian-Ukrainian family and grew up in Siberia, where she absorbed the spirit of nature and a multicultural environment. She underwent a significant influence from her grandmother, who was a spiritual person and from her parents, who were mathematicians and always looked for answers beyond the visible reality.
Her first experience with art was observing the Orthodox icons on the wall of her grandmother’s bedroom, where little Natalie slept and played as her grandmother prayed. As a child, she was also fascinated by bright colours and dreamy patterns of traditional Ukrainian and Russian clothes, illustrations and objects.
While studying Art History at Moscow State University, Natalie spent countless hours on prehistoric, Egyptian, Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Byzantine, Indian, Chinese and Japanese artworks.
Natalie mainly works with paintings, photographs and collages and uses her cultural background, travels and experiences to develop a style referred to by m”ny as “Moder” Icons.”
The meditative and fantasizing style of a Russian artist opens the doors to new ideas, helps to observe life from a new perspective and brings strong sensaNatalieNatalie’s art welcomes you to unfold the feeling of balance as you travel through different worlds, which are our dreams.
Natalie currently lives in Bali, Indonesia, with her husband and four children.
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