Nadya was born and raised in England. She has since lived in Italy and Spain and now lives in California. Extensive travel in Europe, SE Asia, and Mexico, plus living and working in different cultures provides the inspiration for much of the subject matter of her paintings.
Nadya has exhibited work in group and solo exhibitions since the 1960s both in the United States and the UK. She has studied Painting and Printmaking at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and graduated from Ohio University with an MFA.
Her latest show at Gallery 113 is entitled "Disappearing Here." According to a 2015 study nearly 500 species of animals have gone extinct since 1900. This group of paintings then, is a small meditation on the fragility and deterioration of our environment. It is not intended to be an inclusive scientific overview; rather, it is a selective grouping of representative animals whose visual appeal and loss I found compelling.
View more of her brilliantly colored paintings at: http://www.nadyabrownart.com/