Natalia Sokolova-Wesley MA


I want to share my passion for art and my wide range of skill with everyone who wants to learn because it provides an excellent means of self-expression through an enjoyable learning process.


Childhood – As far back as I can remember, I was a little girl laying on my tummy on the floor next to my Papa, drawing and sketching the same things he did.  My Papa was an artist and my greatest influence. He was an Oil Painter, a glass blower and glass sculptor.  I learned all of my early skills from watching and working with him.

Later  in life I learned from:

1. The Russian Soviet painter Kirillova Larisa Nikolaevna (nee Kotova) – Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1987), Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1988), member of the Russian Academy of Arts, a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 – the Leningrad branch of the Union artists of the RSFSR). Head teacher of the St. Petersburg State Academic Art Lyceum. Her works are in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, in Art museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.

2. The Honored Artist of RSFSR Kuznetsov Aleksej Petrovich.

3. The Honored Pedagogue, member of the Union Of artists of Russia Ганжало Татьяна Александровна and many many more great artists.


* Accepted and attended Children’s Art School of St. Petersburg, Russia.

*  Bachelor of Arts, by invitation Russian Academy of Arts at St. Petersburg

*  Master of Science in Architecture, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

2003 –  Art Teachers Certification, University of Texas at San Antonio


Areas of Specialization

  • Portraits
  • Figures
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Al Fresco
  • Realism
  • Dutch Masters
  • Impressionism
  • Expressionism
  • Surrealism
  • Water colors
  • Oil
  • Acrylics
  • Tempera
  • Sculpting with Clay
  • Casting
  • Lacquer art
  • Stained glass
  • Mosaic
  • Prints
  • Wall Murals
  • Still Life

Areas of Influences

  • Monet
  • Rembrandt
  • Michelangelo
  • Da Vinci
  • Picasso
  • Renoir
  • Klimt
  • Sirov
  • Dali
  • Octavio
  • Ocampo
  • Matisse
  • Rodin