Natalia Byrd

My name is Natalia. I was born in Novosibirsk, the capitol of Siberia in Russia. I spent my childhood in a Siberian village where my grandparents raised me. My childhood was happy and joyful. It was a very simple life, but in this simplicity there was plenty of love, care and security. Then, like everyone else, school, education, work, family, children, friends. And now, in retirement, I have time to do what I discovered in myself; my love of Art. I am a self- taught artist and I am enjoying painting very much. I am planning to pursue formal art training someday but, for now, I am happy exploring and creating in my new world. It’s such a fulfilling time. Thanks to God for giving me this opportunity.