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Natalia studied different Fine and Folk art techniques for four years at the technicon of decorative arts in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1981 after five years of training in painting, classical drawing, book illustration and design she graduated from Kiev University of Polygraphic Art with BA in Art and Book Design. Natalia worked with different publishing houses of Ukraine making illustrations and designs for books and postcards. She has won numerous diplomas and awards for designing books and postcards in the Ukraine and USSR.

Her works are in the collection of the Kiev Museum of Books and Printing.

For a few years Natalia worked at the Ukrainian TV as screen and stage designer for various TV programs and shows. She also designed the interior space and décor of several Kiev Exhibitions. One was a unique exhibition of Scythian Gold held at the Museum of History in Kiev in 1990.

Natalia started to exhibit her artworks from 1980. She was a member of numerous exhibitions in Kiev, Moscow, Lvov. In 1990 her works were at the exhibition of “Contemporary Ukrainian Art” at the Gallery of the Center for East-European Fine Arts in Marsvinsholm, Sweden. In 1991 Natalia traveled in the USA and exhibited her works in New York and Washington.
In December 1992 she came to South Africa to be involved in the project of creating the Russian Art Gallery in Centurion, and Marvol Museum in Cape Town. She designed the gallery and museum expositions and the interiors.

In 1994 Natalia exhibited her works of art at the ‘Reconciliation” exhibition at Potchefstroom University and in 2002 her solo exhibition “Nostalgia” at the Cape Gallery.

Natalia prefers classical watercolour technique for portraits and still lives and mixed media for abstract decorative paintings. Her works are in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and South Africa.

Natalia Kononova
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Title: Clock Tower
Size: 30 x 18 cm
Media: Watercolour
Price: R 1050 Unframed
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