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Natalia Olssen

Gallery: Natalia Olssen Gallery, 4 Lowburn Valley Rd, Cromwell, 9384

Born in the USSR I studied dentistry and worked as a dentist in Khabcrovsk for 27 years.

I immigrated to New Zealand to follow my son who had been sent to New Zealand in 2006 to learn English and never left.

I married a Kiwi in 2015 and we live in a wonderful home beside the lake inlet in Lowburn just outside of Cromwell.

I've studied watercolour painting for nearly four years, taking advantage of a number of international online art and drawing classes. I paint for the enjoyment it brings me. It relaxes my mind and opens my soul to the beauty of the world around me. The quiet beauty of the desolate landscapes of Central Otago is hard to describe. The solitude, and the changing colours throughout the year are simply wonderful.