About me

Fremantle artist Tatyana Soboleva was born in the southern Russian resort town of Mineralnye Vody, a place of great natural beauty. With rivers, lakes and the Caucasus Mountains as her backdrop, Tatyana’s love for drawing soon became an obsession. 

Encouraged by her parents, 12 year old Tatyana enrolled in a specialist art extension program at high school. When her normal school day was done, she attended art classes to develop the skills needed to support her natural talent. 

Lesson’s included sculpture, drawing, composition and painting. At age 18 Tatyana enrolled at an Art University in Moscow, graduating from it with a Bachelor of Arts degree five years later. 

It was there she was introduced to the art of her favourite avant-garde Russian painters such as: 

  • Ilya Repin – a talented Russian painter of the Peredvizhniki School; 
  • Valentin Serov – one of the premier portrait artists of his era; 
  • Mikhail Vrubel – regarded as the greatest Russian Symbolist painter; 
  • Konstantin Korovin – a leading Russian Impressionist painter; and 
  • Ilya Mashkov – who studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, under Korovin and Serov. 

A subtle blend of Realism and Impressionism, Tatyana’s early work was heavily influenced by these artists and greats like Degas, Renoir, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. 

They’ve inspired her love of portraiture and painting the human form, influenced her use of colour, light and shade and instilled harmony within her brushstrokes. 

Tatyana journey took her next to the historic town of Bogorodskoe, famous for its intricately carved wooden toys. Here she worked as an art teacher Bogorodskoye College of Art for a few years before moving to settle in Kiev, capital of Ukraine. 

One of her artistic adventures was a trip to Siberia to work at the Geological Survey Institute where she created artistic images and samples from decorative and precious stones. 

Following the birth of her son in 1993 she settled into life in Kiev, devoting herself to being a mother while still working on her art projects. Her next adventure involved a change of hemisphere. Relocating to the historic town of Fremantle, Western Australia in 2004 provided a very different lifestyle. 

Exploring her beautiful new surrounding and discovering a thriving artistic community has allowed Tatyana to reconnect with nature and focus her attention on producing artworks which have a harmonious beauty and simplicity at the same time. She is currently exploring the human form and the natural environment and producing some exceptional work which can be seen at Tatsi Fine Art. 

A prolific artist, Tatyana has exhibited her work since 2013, participating in solo and group exhibitions in western Australia including: 

  • 2013 Annual exhibition at City of Cannington 
  • 2014 Annual exhibition at Alfred Cove Art Society 
  • 2015 Solo exhibition at Nunzio’s restaurant 
  • 2016 17th Annual Awards of Excellence at Alfred Cove Art Society (Excellence Award) 
  • 2017 18th Annual Awards of Excellence at Alfred Cove Art Society 
  • 2018 Group exhibition “Body Beautiful” at Atwell Gallery 
  • 2018 Annual exhibition at City of Melville Centre 
  • 2019 Solo exhibition at “Earlywork Gallery” in Fremantle WA 
  • 2019 20th Annual Awards of Excellence At Alfred Cove Art Society (Best Oil “Venice”) 
  • 2019 Annual Art Awards City of Claremont 
  • 2019 Annual Art Awards City of Melville 
  • 2019 NMAS Annual Art Awards Exhibition 
  • 2019 Atwell Gallery – “The body beautiful” Exhibition 
  • 2019 Annual Art Awards City of Stirling 
  • 2020 Annual Art Awards are Atwell Gallery

Tatyana’s work is in private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Croatia, USA and Australia.

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