Natalia Baykalova was born in 1985 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. She graduated from Krasnoyarsk Art College in 2005 and since then, she never stopped painting. She also worked as a graphic designer in a magazine, photographer, and a teacher of arts. For the last few years, she runs her own art-school for children. Natalia held a series of private exhibitions not only in her home-town, but also in Egypt, where she spent several years.
Nowadays, Natalia Baykalova is one of the most well-known and promising artists in Krasnoyarsk. Her works are sold across the world and there are tens of satisfied and happy buyers from different corners of our planet.
Natalia said: “In my works I passed through a long road of a painful self-esteem to a sudden acceptance of what I do and why I do. Occasionally, I feel like a sculptor who creates herself from a piece of something solid and hard. I cut off from piece to find the real me.”
Thoughts of being an artist
I don’t know why people stopped romanticizing the profession of an artist. Now they call it “a profession”, but it’s not. An artist is a way of thinking, and you can be an artist even if you are a plumber or a nurse. I think that an artist is a person who can observe. Somebody who can be inspired by some tiny changes in nature, human behavior, feel invisible vibrations in the air. Can interpret what the Universe is saying. The Artist has not only eyes, but see with his soul.
And of course making art is the most important thing that artists do, but that art can take any visible and invisible forms and be meaningful. The art is an idea. An artist is a translator.