Natalia Outkina came from a family with a strong artistic background of classical
Russian Art. She was born and in Kishinev, Moldova and later moved to St. Petersburg, Russia. For as long as she could remember, she was drawing and painting everything that surrounded her. She received her art education in University of Architecture (Kishinev, Moldova) and continued studying art in a part-time base in Muhina Academy of Arts (St. Petersburg, Russia). Natalia moved to Toronto, Canada in 1999. In a beginning of her art journey, Natalia took her inspiration from Russian artists like Ivan Aivazovsky, Vasiliy Perov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan and Arkhip Kuindzhi. Her favorite sculptor remains Ogist Rodin. In her modern painting, Natalia follows the traditions of Russian classical art, and sometimes she creates something completely different like Egypt Girl portrait in acrylic. She specializes in acrylics, watercolors, charcoal and sketching. Her main focus is on natural, real life and portraits as well as a wide variety of scenic themes. Many of her portraits are dedicated to her loving daughter.
She is a member of Etobicoke Art Group, the winner of Viewers Choice Award of
Etobicoke Art Group Highlights 2019 Exhibition and the finalist of the 5th Annual Leaves & Petals (November 2019) Online Juried Art Exhibition. Her paintings are in many private collections all over the world, spanning world wide like
Australia, USA, UK, and Eastern Europe.