About Violetta Kurbanova
Born in Southern Russia in 1969, Violetta grew up surrounded by scenic views of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. As a little girl with big dreams and an even bigger imagination, Violetta often wandered around her town, chasing views of the sunset and the cascading waves of the sea.
Violetta’s love for the environment awakened her passion for artistry. More than an outlet, art became her refuge, her solace and her strength. She drew everything that captivated her, from the falling autumn leaves to the mesmerising horizon that separates hills and seas. Little she may be, but her love for drawing and painting was bigger than the mountains that surrounded her.
Even before she finished High School with a formal qualification as an artist, she already had a strong foundation in arts. At the age of 14, Violetta attended Krasnodar National Art School, where she learned the basics of drawing, painting and sculpture. Thanks to her training, she learned how to use different art mediums at a young age. When she entered a college university, she became the art editor of the student newspaper.
Aside from her love for art, Violetta grew fond of numbers. After obtaining a college degree in Applied Mathematics, she worked as a software programmer for 17 years. However, despite the demands of her job, she still managed to cultivate her artistic skills that she later used when she completely lived an artist’s life.
In 2008, Violetta and her family took a big leap of faith and migrated to Australia, where she met like-minded people. Back then, she was already a mother of three, but this did not stop her from fulfilling her lifelong dream. She decided to become a full-time artist.
As a natural born explorer, Violetta traveled around Australia with a suitcase full of painting tools. The country did not disappoint her love for nature as it is home to amazing land and seascapes.
Violetta’s masterpieces are a fusion of silk painting and watercolouring. As she further experimented with her techniques, she discovered the beauty of combining these two strategies for painting seascapes. Her unique take on these mediums enable her to portray images in a real, raw and authentic way.
Four years into being a full-time artist and Violetta is already gaining recognition for her artworks. Aside from being featured in popular exhibits and art shows, her paintings are now sold in Australian, American, Canadian, Japanese, Italian and Russian art exhibits.
“For me, watercolour and silk painting successfully portray the two faces of nature--strong, powerful and unpredictable on one side and gentle, delicate and fragile on the other.”
Hunters Hills art prize
Hunters Hills art exhibition Pop Up in the “See the dentist”
Annual Art of SydneyAwards
Drummoyne Art Prize
Randwick Art Prize
Pyrmont Art Prize
Sydney Royal Easter Art & Craft Show
Maroubra South Art show
“Art of Tea” – solo exhibition – Chinese Cultural Centre, Chatswood
Platform 72 Art Gallery exhibitions
Prince of Wales Hospital Solo Exhibitions
59 City of Ryde art exhibition - 1 prize in watercolour, commended in women section
Drummoyne Art Society annual exhibition 2020 - Highly Commended
27th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition – Highly Commended, Commended
28th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition – Finalist
19th South Maroubra Art Show - 2nd Prize
Randwick Art Society 9th Annual Exhibition – Highly Commended
Randwick Art Society 8th Annual Exhibition – Highly Commended
Randwick Art Society 7th Annual Exhibition – Runner Up, Highly Commended
Randwick Art Society 6th Annual Exhibition – 1st place in watercolour, Highly Commended
“Australian Artist” June 2017
“Australia Artist’s Palette” magazine No.155 on September 2017