The paintings of Natalia Repina combine the wonder of magical realism with her love for the light and movement of the Impressionists to create a truly moving art form. Drawn from childhood memories, lasting impressions, and the living breathing world around her.
Natalia Repina was born in 1967 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she took her degree from the Academy of Arts in 1991. A representational painter, expert in several pictorial and graphic techniques (oil, pastel, charcoal), she has been a member of the Union of Painters of Russia, PASIT-Pastellisti Italiani and of various art associations in Italy since 1998.
The painter’s works appear at various public institutions, including the Museum of Scientific Research of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia; F.M. Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia; Lyle Finley Gallery, USA; Robert F. Garren Gallery in Tennessee, USA; “Amici dell'Arte di Aligi Sassu” (Italy-Switzerland) Association and in many private collections in China, Denmark, Italy, India, Finland, France, Germany, Russia, Spain and the USA.
The artist has obtained numerous awards and recognitions, and most recently:
Honorable Mention Award, Magazine Contest Art Ideal, Circle Foundation for the Arts, France, in 2020
Awards ”Artista eccellente”, Centro Accademico Maison d’Art di Padova,Italy, in 2018
Finalist - Renzo Magnanini Award in 2011, Bologna, Italy,
Honorable Mention in the portrait/figure category of Pastel Journal’s 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, USA, in 2010,
Second place at the International Art Awards, in the “Toy” theme”, in 2009 in Zagarolo, Rome, Italy.
Since 1994, Repina's works have participated in international art auctions such as Millon & Robert in Paris, Antiquitaten und Auktionshaus J.Weiner in Munich, Peter Karbstein Kunst-und Auktionshaus in Dusseldorf, Druout Richelie in Paris and others.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist