The Book “Silk Diary”

Silk Diary

“Silk Diary is a stunning gallery of Foucault’s key works. A major talent traces her artistic journey by revealing the people, places and events that elicit her emotional response and inspire her inner eye. An important presentation of artistic imagination, process, and achievement.”

– Stuart Quay, Qualin International Inc.

“An artist’s work is never just about what is seen on canvas, silk or in clay. Silk Diary is a uniquely beautiful glimpse into an unusual life that is still unfolding.”

– Suzanne Punch, Painter on silk

Enjoy rare art & adventure in Silk Diary

Moscow-born silk painter Natasha Foucault thrives on making choices with unpredictable outcomes.

Silk Diary is the story of Natasha’s travels, loves, and adventures—series of escapades most armchair travelers only dream of.
Whether she is avoiding the unwelcome scrutiny of the KGB or being chased by a car full of Abkasian bandits on a lonely Belarus highway; Natasha delights in life, even in the face of hardship. After a life-threatening illness, the young artist could no longer risk exposure to the toxic materials of etching and ceramics. She turned instead to the liquid flowing medium of painting with dyes on silk. Fully aware of her own mortality, she began to live as if there were no tomorrow.
With co-author Jeanne-Michele Salander, herself an accomplished silk painter with a love of Russian language and history, Natasha tells the sometimes hilarious, often moving stories of her development as an artist and teacher.
Silk Diary contains 80 full color plates that richly display Natasha’s unparalleled painting techniques. She generously shares details that will inspire artists in all media, and lovers of beauty everywhere. Natasha’s prodigious output of paintings and wearable art pieces, and her amazing stories, reflect an eagerness to share her discoveries of beauty with the world.

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About Winter Palace Press

Proud to present its first major title, Winter Palace Press is committed to the highest publishing standards. From editorial and design, to printing distribution and order fufilmment, our goal is to ensure that all our readers enjoy the best in literary and artistic achievement.
We are ready to serve professional booksellers, event planners, conferences and workshops, teachers and artists, so please let us know your calendar and/or inventory requirements.
We have long experience with the world of professional silk painters and trade suppliers, and are happy to serve as a liaison between the authors and any custom needs you may have for related silk art wearables or custom commissions of original silk art paintings by our authors.