Welcome to my page.
My name is Natasha Simonyan. I was born and raised in Russia. I currently live in France. It has always been my dream to devote myself to painting.
Seven years ago I started attending workshops in The Academy of Painters of Abbey (l’Academie des Peintres de l’Abbey) in Poissy, a town not far from Paris. This unique place is an ancient dwelling and art studio of French artist Lucien Gros.
I am thankful to my professor who was teaching me painting. He is a unique person and a dedicated professional who inspires to see surrounding things in their depth and color, in artistic manner.
Creating makes me happy. Spending hours and hours to imagine, contemplate, discern and capture invisible at first glance. Bring, afterwards, to canvas or paper what was fancied but concealed. Unclear and perceived turns to be true. This world of staying one-to-one with the model, observing and studying is fantastic and catchy.
Among others, French fauvist artists gave me a lot of inspiration. This brightly coloured world is full of unexpected, inexhaustible. It also diverts from real life and allows to dream. It gives a relief. It permits to forget how fragile our world is and makes love it more. It was Marc Chagall, my compatriot, who said that «in our life there is a single colour, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love». Beautiful words to follow