Fine Art Alumna wins award from the Royal Society of British Artists

Natalia Glinoer (BA Fine Art graduate, 2016) has won The Michael Harding Award from the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) for her painting, ‘In the Artist’s Studio’. The work was selected for the RBA 200th Anniversary Exhibition at Mall Galleries, showcasing both emerging artists and established member artists.

“The painting depicts a friend from Brighton in her roommate’s studio. I was interested in creating a warm ambience and inviting atmosphere. I was aiming for intensity in her gaze, whilst gently holding her face in her hands. My work is often spontaneous and I paint in a very instinctive way. I love painting in oils because of the transparency and almost glowing quality the paint can give.”

“My work reflects my immediate environment and the relationships I have to people. I strive to create a permanent feeling and build layers of time looking into a distilled image. I paint both from life and with photography as an aid, but don’t rely on it as I find it not a true representation of my personal reality. I work intently from observation and the atmosphere I feel when I paint. Time and memory are constant themes in my paintings. I’m interested in painterly realism, a sense of capturing a living and breathing person in paint. My themes are relationships, vulnerability, nakedness, my struggles with loneliness, isolation and anxiety. I paint people as a way to communicate those feelings. I paint friends and family and people I’ve not seen in a while. I’m interested in the distance of these relationships and my memory of these people I paint over time. My work is very intuitive and I deal with a lot of intense emotions which is part of my process. I’m heavily influenced by the highly emotionally charged portraits by Kathe Kollwitz, Andrew Wyeth, Victor Wang’s contemporary use of paint and Michelangelo’s sculptures as well as the natural world.”

Natalia Glinoer is an artist based in Brighton. She studied at City and Guilds of London Art School, 2014-2016 and at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 2018-2021. In 2017, Natalia won the RBA Rome Scholarship where she travelled to Rome for one month, studying the high renaissance, baroque paintings and sculptures that helped inspire her current work. She has and continues to work on private commissions.

Natalia has exhibited across the UK, notably at the Green and Stone Gallery, The Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club, ING Discerning Eye and The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries.

Instagram: @natalia_glinoer_artist


If the page is not loading correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.