Natalya Borisovna

Bird is flying above the mountain
Acrylic on canvas,
Love is in the air
Watercolor on Paper,
Tree of Life
Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18", 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24", 2010
Acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14", 2011

About the Artist

Natalya Borisovna Parris was born in Moscow, Russia where she earned basic and advanced degrees in construction engineering from the Moscow State Construction University. After moving to the USA Ms. Parris has been working as a professional artist. She developed her own unique artistic style and is using her scientific and engineering experience to bring new ideas to reality in her work. Ms. Parris expresses herself, her view of the world, through color, color combinations and shapes. When she creates her artworks, she feels completely free. There is no taboo of what colors she can choose or combine, or what technique to use. She applies whatever seems right at the moment or whatever new ideas are coming up in the moment of inspiration.
Her “Emotional Counterpoints in Paint – Dots Artworks” have a slightly different story behind them. They are more reflection of her “life achievements” as an experienced construction engineer. Her floral compositions are expressions of her connection with Nature; its beauty and its nurturing and healing effect on her soul.
Ms. Parris has exhibited her artworks in numerous solo and group shows at the different art galleries and museums. She displayed her artworks at the Museum of the Americas, Doral, Florida “7 Women From 7 Countries” exhibit, May 8 – May 30, 2009 and at the International Artists exhibit in Malmö, Sweden, June 6 – June 27, 2009 at Svenska Konstgalleriet (Gallery). Her artwork was on display at the “International Artists In Florence” exhibit in FYR Gallery, Borgo Albizi 23 – Florence 50122, Italy, September 4 – 30, 2009 and Barcelona Award 2009 Mallorca, 284 – 08037 Barcelona, Spain December 23, 2009 – January 10, 2010. She exhibited at the Latino Art Museum May 5 – June 26, 2010 affiliated with the Ontario Cultural Center and the Pomona Art Colony.
Ms. Parris has received recognition from various competitions. Her mixed media artwork “Leaves Landscape” won First Place (professional category) and a Special Award (Best in Show) at the Maryland State Fair 2007. Acrylic on paper artwork “You Are My Sunshine” won Third Place (professional category) at the Maryland State Fair 2007. Her acrylic on canvas artwork “Daffodils For Mardi Gras” won First Place (professional category) and Viewers Choice Award at the Maryland State Fair 2009. Her mixed media art work “Red Poppies” won First Place (professional category) at the Maryland State Fair 2009. Her acrylic on canvas artwork The Bride won First place (professional category) at the Maryland State Fair 2010 (Timonium). Her artwork “Georgia” won First Place (professional category) at the Maryland State Fair 2011.

Ms. Parris is among featured artists at the “100 Contemporary International Artists”, “Contemporary Artists of the World 2008 – 2009”, and “Contemporary Women Artists 2010”, published by European Communities Artists Library, Barcelona, Spain. Image of her artwork “Patterns in the Sky”, acrylic on canvas, was published in the International Art Expo Las Vegas catalog (September 19-21, 2008). Ms. Parris and two of her artworks were featured among 26 international artists in the 2010 Yearbook of the Latino Art Museum affiliated with the Ontario Cultural Center and the Pomona Art Colony.
Bora Mici article “A Portrait of the Artist: Natalya B. Parris” Bora Mici article “Two Opening Receptions Draw Attention to Local Artists”
Bora Mici article about “CREATIVE WOMEN AND THEIR ART” EXHIBITION – fundraiser for the Dolores Swoyer Scholarship Fund. Contributions are used for scholarships the City of Gaithersburg grants each year to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile program

Since 2005, Ms. Parris has been a member of Art Committee of the Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD, and has been participating in the selection and management of the quarterly art exhibitions at the museum. Since 2007, she has been teaching art classes for children at the Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.

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