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Montague Arts Society artist profile: Natasha Kalenjuk

Natasha Kalenjuk : Photo supplied

"As an artist," Natasha Kalenjuk says "its sometime difficult to let go of a finished piece as same pieces can take make years to create. As each piece has a life time of learning many different techniques. Therefore two of my favourite ways to share my creativity with others is to exhibit at art competitions and donating them to groups where many people benefit."

Having exhibited in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Moruya and Narooma Natasha offers "There have always been interesting people to meet with a shared passion and interest, and new tips and tricks how to improve for the next one."

"As many different groups need assistance with funding , and many worthy causes, one way I've been able to assist the community is by donating a relevant piece. My first donations were back in about 2007 to a Rotary Group in Canberra, where they raised much need funds for community projects from many of my paintings. Then I donated to a horse club/dressage foundation for a special event that was being held." Natasha recalls "the first painting I donated to the Montague Art and Craft society many years ago helped raise funds for a website, the second one was raffled at an Easter exhibition raising funds for the group and now there is a new one that I am really pleased with that is on display at the Narooma Visitors information Centre.

Natasha with "Grace"

"Her name is "Grace" and she is painted using a airbrush and metallic paints. She is more suitable as a decorative item as I am new to painting surfboards. And thank you to Narooma Motors for donating the paint" "To me the surf board represents the lifestyle and community spirit of Narooma, where like riding the waves of life can be a lot smoother if you have a flotation device to make the journey uplifting and balanced, where a community comes together and helps another just because they can." "And the turtle holds a meaning of wisdom and endurance with a painted finish similar to a mother of pearl shell that represents the change fullness of life. I hope whoever wins her enjoys her as much as I have in painting her." For your chance to win " Grace " the turtle on a surfboard you can purchase your raffle tickets from the Narooma Visitors Information Centre where Grace is on display awaiting a new home.

"Grace" is raising funds for the local Montague Art' and Craft Society.

Some of the stunning art of local award winning artist Natasha Kalenjuk.

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