The Heroine’s Journey of Natallia Valiukevich

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. In 2017 I started painting with watercolor. Traditional painting gives me the opportunity to prove myself. I felt some limitations in digital painting.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

The perfect happiness is understanding that I have enough reason to be happy right now.

What is my greatest fear?

Fear in my work… I paint with watercolor for one year. Many people want to communicate with me. I’m worried that this trend will intensify in the future. I want to be a successful artist. But I do not want to be a public person. I’m afraid of becoming someone I’m not.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Oh, I’m not always tactful.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Sergey Andriyaka, Mary Whyte, Liu Yi.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I went to another country without the knowledge of languages. I did not book a hotel. I just relaxed and waited for adventure. It was magical. But I would not want my children to have such adventures.

On what occasion would I lie?

I can lie to not offend a person.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Our laws force me to be a businessman to be able to paint professionally. I hate to study the laws and fill hundreds of unnecessary pieces of paper. This enrages.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I’m happy when I see a good result. I’m happy when I do the last corrective brushstrokes in good painting.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I study my shortcomings. I’m at war with it. Oh, no, I do not suffer from this. And my family is fine. It’s fun.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I forced myself to learn the watercolor portrait. It was violence over me. I had great inner resistance. But I won it.

Where would I most like to live?

I like to live where my parents live. But I would like to travel a lot.

What is my most treasured possession?

My family

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am persistent and positive.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

This place is near my city. This is my small garden.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

We rest near the lake. This place is near our city. We make a picnic in nature. We have a non-alcoholic picnic.

What books influenced my life and how?

I like to work on myself to find happiness in everyday things. I like reading different books about it.

Who are my favorite writers?

Thinkers of antiquity.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Oh, I will not listen to music. I like silence. I listen to my inner silence and I plunge into it. Music and movies break it. I do not need external stimuli to have harmony. I love solitude and silence.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Sages.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My mum.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

We threw our TV 10 years ago.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is my favorite work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My husband. We did many stupid things in our youth.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

I would like to paint the famous people of Belarus from old black and white photographs. I would like to find interested sponsors. It would be an excellent project.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

I’m in a very unstable situation right now. I would like to meet people who will give me stability.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

We had an excellent baseball project with Charles. I would like to continue this project.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?

I plan to take part in international exhibitions. I’m studying this question. I hope that you will see my paintings there.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I love watercolor painting, but I’m not dependent on it. Creativity is inside me. I can do embroidery, garden design, painting and many other things. I am constantly engaged in creativity. This is my nature.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Ekaterina Sava, Rukiye Garip.

How can you contact me?

https://valiukevich.com

https://www.facebook.com/n.valiukevich

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