The recent paintings of the artist Natalya Govorukhina continue the series of artworks which has long been central to her work. The viewers would easily recognise familiar characters which have become dear to their hearts; in the paintings of Natalya Govorukhina viewers meet a good-natured village peasant and his sweet wife, as well as the cats, who always accompany them.
Sometimes other animals, who live in the village household appear in the paintings. Geese and hens, sheep, cats - the artist endows all these personages with character and individuality, literally paints them with anthropomorphic features. Together with the owners, animals sit at the table, walk, go fishing, contemplate nature and enjoy the quiet village life.
At first glance, the personages of Natalya Govorukhina's artworks may appear to be fictional characters, and the stories unfolding in the paintings may resemble fairy tales. But in fact all paintings are based on real events, and the prototypes for the characters are taken by the artist from life. For Natalya Govorukhina, this fairy tale exists in reality, the artist shares with viewers the stories taken from her life and invites them into this magical world.