Daughter with child
by Natalia Dik
Oil on canvas
Natalia Dik studied at the Ilja Repin Academy, St Petersburg. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions in London, Helsinki and Amsterdam and is held in the collections of the Museum Denemarken and the Museum van Bommel van Dam, the Netherlands.
The portrait is of the artist’s daughter, Dasha, with her baby son. Before the artist knew her daughter was pregnant, an idea about the Annunciation came to her while her painting a nude study of Dasha. A year after a difficult birth, the artist painted this portrait to celebrate the new life in her family.
Daughter with child by Natalia Dik, 2014
© Natalia Dik