Oh, you can hardly imagine how happy am I to introduce the works of Natasha Kolton on this plattform! 😍
A friend in the other side of the world
I met Natasha a couple of years ago on Instagram. Yes, Intagram! Back then I could not imagine that she would become one of my best friends despite the fact that she lives in the other side of the world. I mean it, Buenos Aires can very well be the Antipodes of Korpo.
She left a beautiful comment to one of my pictures in the plattform and I felt immediately connected to her. Over the months our relationship became stronger and stronger. She became a great supporter of my art and she was always there, ready to flood me with love when my self stem was weakening. Nowadays she is present in the evolution of my two children, she is there to support Ida and I when we need it, she is there to make me laugh, there when I need to cry… Natasha has a great heart and a huge sense of humor. A sense of humor enhanced by her “porteño” accent. I have always loved the Spanish intonation of the people form Buenos Aires.😊
Natasha, the multifaceted and overwhelming artist
One of the traits that better defines Natasha is her enormous need of connection and self expression. She is a visual artist, but she also writes and plays her own music. Deep music that has the potential to take us on a fantastic inner journey if we close our eyes and let it go.
She has recently released Panadero, a three track single. I was partially present in the conception and execution of this album, and all I can say is that Natasha and her team has invested a great deal of time, creativity and spirit to deliver such a wonderful album. Ten minutes of deliciousness, diverse moods and an incredible array of layers that allows the listener to come back to the album over and over again, and find something new, something different every time. I invite you to press play and keep reading this text to discover the print collection she has kindly donated to this project.
How Natasha became a white Spot In The Darkness
On this webpage´s homepage, you can find a box calling for artists to become White Spots In The Darkness too. As soon as she realized about that box she contacted me: “Aarón, let’s do it, you can use any of my artworks for your plattform”.
I felt so honored about that. I love the way she paints and the collection I present today, Flower Woman, is my favorite kind of artistic expression: simple and deep. Simple as an outcome, because I got to know that the process of painting of those wonderful flowers involves many many layers.
Four months have passed since the time she sent me the files for the prints until today, when I introduce them to all of you. In between I have had my second child and I took a long pausefor Christmas.
But finally I found the time to print her artworks and put them for sale, and I am so happy for that. I don’t feel anymore that I am alone, finally White Spot In The Darkness has the potential of becoming what I always dreamed for it, a plattform where the creativity of many artists around the world meet people that appreciate art and wants to use a small amount of their money to help another humans in need. And I can’t find a better way to elevate A White Spot In The Darkness to its potential than offering Natasha’s Flower Woman to all of you. They are just so beautiful.
- The works are printed in A4 format on my beloved Hahnemühle German Etching, a fine art texturized german paper.
- They are printed at home to ensure the highest colour accuracy, in a top of the line Epson Surecolor SC P800 printer.
- The price of the prints is 66€ and as always, on the webpage you can find the breakdown of the costs involved and the money that goes to support the project: 45€ (68%).
About The Project
On the homepage you can always find the last count of the founds collected. The last blog post I wrote spoke about how the money counter went down in order to send a small amount of money to Reham to buy firewood and clothes for the winter.
Happily since that time I have been in two Christmas markets and get to sell some works. If you are subscribed to my mail list you already know about this, if you are not you can find the form to subscribe bellow.
The money counter has raised again to a 40% of the necessary amount, and while it is going slower than I expected, I am very happy that some people are getting involved and the founds are growing.
Reham is of course having a rough winter down in Siria. It is very cold, her health is quite delicate and she is going trough cold after cold. At some point she also got infected by COVID but happily she recovered from that. The only hope she has in her life is to cross the border and meet the rest of her family again. At least those that are alive…
If you want to know more about Reham and the project, you can read about it on the sidebar and bellow this blog post. On the homage you can also find much more information.
In order to be able to Reham I need to collect at least 1.500€ to pay a safe way out of the country. So if you have read this post all the way here, please visit the page of Natasha’s artworks, vitis also the page of my print collection A Time To rest, and purchase some of the works. they are beautiful pieces to decorate your house, your office or your bedroom, but also as a present for a birthday or any other celebration. Become a White Spot In The Darkness for a human in need.
With love 💕