From the Studio of…Egyptian Painter, Natalia Baykalova

Favorite material to work with?
Oil and canvas

What themes do you pursue?
I like to explore people’s deep feelings, express their emotions which maybe they cannot feel or figure out yet, and reflect it all through the beauty around them.

How many years as an artist?
Four years as a professional artist after seven years at art college.

Sketchbook – do you use one?
I don’t use any special sketchbook, but I like to make sketches on paper. Usually, I use black watercolors, coal pencil, and white gouache.

View Natalia’s portfolio

Most important tool you use?
Different kinds of brushes

Where is your studio?
Heliopolis, Egypt

Process> Concept or Process<Concept
Concept, then process

Why do you make art?
To find myself in my art

Art school or self-taught?
Art school and art college

Favorite font?
Arial

Tattoos?
Not yet

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
Silence

Everyone has a vice. Care to call yourself out?
My husband

What’s around the corner from your place?
A park and a commonwealth cemetery

Where can we find you outside the studio?
Horseback riding

Who are your favorite writers?
Margaret Mitchell and Arthur Conan Doyle

What could you not do without?
My family and friends

Day job?
Artist and photographer

See Natalia’s work here

Food or sleep?
Sleep

Were you popular in high school?
No

Would you rather see your art on a t-shirt or on a billboard?
T-shirt

Would you ever figure model naked?
Of course

Learn more about Natalia’s work

Traditional or conceptual?
Conceptual

What do you collect?
Shoes and art

Favorite contemporary artist?
René Magritte, Jack Vettriano, and Tamara de Lempicka

Use anything other than paint?
No

Oil or acrylic?
Oil

Figurative or abstract?
Figurative

Representational or surreal?
Representational

Is painting dead?
Never

Favorite brush?
№ 24

Palette knives?
Yes

What do you wear while you paint?
My husband’s white shirt

Painting inside or outside?
Inside

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15 Comments

  1. Suneel Jain says:

    Hi Natalia,

    Your work is so amazing and beutiful, a different style with feelings, I like it.

    regards,
    Suneel Jain
    http://suneeljain.tumblr.com/

    Reply
  2. David Arthur says:

    Hi Natalia,I like it.David Arthur

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  3. ona says:

    i like ur work my babe
    and i like my pic

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  4. Ruby Clue says:

    Dear My wife,

    I love you so much and I love your work a lot, congratulations for publishing your interview and from deep inside my heart I hope that you can always reach success after success, you are the most amazing wife in the world and the best ever woman that I have ever know, and one of the most talented coming up artists, and really one of the best photographers ever, I will always love you forever and beyond, best wishes and best regards, keep going babe.

    Your Husband
    Rehab Khattab

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  5. Hi Natalia,

    Impressive talent!
    Congrats & best wishes for continued success!
    Best.
    Mikkey ANGELLO.

    Reply
  6. Kuralay says:

    My dearest Natalia,

    Your work is amazing. You are the BEST!
    Miss you soooo much :-*

    Kuralay

    Reply
  7. Nilesh says:

    Hi Natalia,

    I love your work, they feel very lively to me.
    wish u all the best and great success!!

    Check out my wife’s artwork’s
    @ artbymanjusha.in

    Thanks,
    Nilesh

    Reply
  8. Jo Beer says:

    Hi,
    Great work as always…lovely and vibrant and zingy. You have a great fresh style.

    Reply

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