SHE has swapped the wilds of Siberia for the village charms of the Holme Valley.
And now artist Natalia Dolgova is hoping to wow London audiences.
The artist from Netherthong will be showcasing her work at Gallery 8 in London in the New Year.
Natalia, 43, a critically acclaimed artist, will be exhibiting her latest work on a five-day exhibition in the capital from January 24.
Icons of Faith and Fate, the theme for the exhibition, will showcase pieces reflecting the human spirit, nature and consciousness of life.
One of the main attractions “Snow Queen” is set to be a crowd pleaser when it goes on display.
“The Snow Queen is my favourite piece at the moment as it links back to my roots in Siberia but its style and character are inspired by my experiences here in Yorkshire,” she said.
The Yorkshire landscape is recognisable in some of her paintings which will be on show in the upcoming event.
“I think my destiny has sent me to this place to make a special interconnection between me and the culture I am now immersed in,” she added.
“Each of my paintings display a main character, who holds some of my own feelings and this is reflected in the symbols which can be read in context with the story told in the paintings.
“They have their own meanings that allow people to muse and connect with their own destinies,” said Natalia.
Natalia’s recent work refers back to the pre-Christian era when every feature was ruled by its own deity prompting thoughts about the importance of nature and destiny.
Born in Ust Omchug in Siberia, Natalia has an extensive exhibition history, including solo shows in major public museums across Europe.
She will be showcasing her work in Denmark at the Kirsten Kjaers Museum in the summer of 2012.
The London exhibition is set to run until January 28, and will be on show between 6pm and 9pm.
Entry is free.