Nastiya, watercolor by Lahle. December 2013.


Nastiya Reference Photo
Nastiya Reference Photo. Used with permission.

Portrait of my step-son’s girlfriend, Nastiya. She is genuinely as sweet and kind as she is beautiful. From Siberia, she came to the U.S. barely able to speak English. I admire her tremendously for leaving everything familiar, including her home, family, and country to come to the U.S. She was a fast learner and has great command of the English language now.

Nastiya is a hard-working woman, and her lovely social skills certainly help her make new friends wherever she goes.