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Violetta Kurbanova


Sydney based watercolour artist.

Prize Finalist Badge Prize Finalist
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Artworks: 85

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About Violetta Kurbanova

Born in Southern Russia in 1969, Violetta grew up surrounded by scenic views of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea.

Even before she finished High School with a formal qualification as an artist, she already had a strong foundation in arts. Violetta attended Krasnodar National Art School, where she learned the basics of drawing, painting and sculpture.

In 2008, Violetta and her family leapt faith and migrated to Australia, where she met like-minded people. Back then, she was already a mother of three, but this did not stop her from fulfilling her lifelong dream. She decided to become a full-time artist, with silk painting and watercolour as her primary mediums.

Aside from being featured in popular exhibits and art shows, her paintings are in Australia, America, England, Germany, Luxembourg, Canada, Japan, Italia and Russia private collections. 


“Watercolour has interested me since childhood. Through watercolour paintings, I saw a completely new side of the beauty in the world around me, plunged into the atmosphere of aesthetics, which I have since tried to convey in my works and express what I feel. In addition to watercolour, I had a chance to work in other mediums: oil, acrylic and pastel. However, that unpredictability and mysteriousness of watercolour allow showing something that you can never express in oil.”


  • Finalist – 32 Best in The Australian Watercolour Muster – 2021
  • Finalist – International Watercolour Society First IWS International Watercolor Biennale, South Korea – The Beauty of Life – 2021
  • Finalist – International Watercolour Society First Watercolor Festival IWS Russia 2021 – Watercolor with Love – 2021
  • Finalist – 29th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition – 2020 
  • Highly Commended – Drummoyne Art Prize – 2020
  • Finalist – Hunters Hills art prize – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
  • 1st place in watercolour – 59 City of Ryde art exhibition – 2019
  • 2nd Prize – 19th South Maroubra Art Show – 2019
  • 2nd place in watercolour, Highly Commended – Randwick Art Society 9th Annual Exhibition – 2019
  • Highly Commended – 18th South Maroubra Art Show – 2018
  • Highly Commended, Commended – 27th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition – 2018
  • Highly Commended – Randwick Art Society 8th Annual Exhibition – 2018
  • Runner Up, Highly Commended – Randwick Art Society 7th Annual Exhibition – 2017
  • 1st place in watercolour, Highly Commended – Randwick Art Society 6th Annual Exhibition – 2016


“Australian Artist” June 2017

“Australia Artist’s Palette” magazine No.155 on September 2017

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