OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work

Natalya Rovenskaya: I moved to Bulgaria from my birthplace in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, five years ago and live in Balchik with my Bulgarian partner Yan. I graduated from Tashkent Conservatory as a violinist, and have a second Degree from Tashkent Culture University. I briefly performed in the orchestra and fronted a pop music band as a vocalist. I love singing and never shy from bursting into a song.

OCA: How did you choose your path and who is your role model in the creative space or life? 

NR: I didn’t study art but always enjoyed painting as an amateur artist. I embraced the free time caused by the recent Covid lockdown and rediscovered the joys of being creative!

I don’t really have a role model, but I am inspired by the love and kindness of people I meet. The purity and beauty of flowers is a constant source of inspiration too. These sinless creatures are my neighbours,  in Balchik’s beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.

OCA: What is your main achievement in 2021-2022?

NR: The Balchik Art Gallery, hosting my exhibition entitled “Heavenly Gardens”, was undoubtedly the highlight of my year. I was delighted and honoured to present several of my works to the Gallery’s permanent collection.

OCA: What is the main feature that makes you and your art/work unique?

NR: Rather than capturing exact landscapes and flowers, I am painting my fantasy, using colour with almost a kaleidoscope effect.

OCA: Tell us, please, about the events of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) and projects that you have already taken part in and how does ECG influence your creativity and success in your work?

NR: Having only just joined the ECG, I’ve not yet had an opportunity to participate in any events, but am very much looking forward to doing so.  Learning about the success achieved by other members gives me confidence to reach out to a wider audience, to promote my work.

OCA: What is your motivation and the main aim of your creativity? 

NR: I am enjoying immersing myself in the sites and sounds of Balchik life, getting to know other local artists and contributing to the unique ambiance of my new home town.

OCA: What would you wish for the members of the Guild and other creative people, just starting their career?

NR: I wish them to not be afraid or shy to express themselves in their own unique way. See the world as beautiful, and learn to love it as it is. Love will always pave the way to a successful future!