Oil Painting Workshop

Welcome to Nadya's Art Gallery

About the Artist:

My name is Nadya Gordon.  I am a self-taught acrylic artist. I work from my home in Virginia where I live with my family and 3 dogs. I started painting over 20 years ago in oil, took a break for a few years while my kids were small and then took up painting again but in acrylic.

I like spending time outdoors, taking in the wonderful scenery that Virginia offers year-round. For me, the ideal painting is the one that makes you feel like you could "be" there - I love painting landscapes for that reason.

I am on a never-ending journey to find new ways to innovate and add extra depth to my work. My main interest is nature - landscapes, seascapes, florals, and animals. I have always been inspired by the beauty I find in nature.  In my art, I create idyllic moments in time that let people mentally rest from the world they are in.

My style is semi realism – I use multiple references, moving, adding or subtracting certain elements to enhance the subject and create a pleasing scene that the viewer can emotionally connect with.  I aim to create “feel-good” paintings to brighten your day. I do my best to capture nature’s amazing beauty in my paintings. It’s how I say “Look, isn’t that beautiful!?”  Bringing magic to the world while having creative flexibility is what makes painting so enjoyable for me.  I hope that those that view my art will feel uplifted in some way.