Immigrants see America with a unique eye -- her strengths, her foibles, and her bizarre insistence that people believe Tom Hanks makes for a convincing immigrant. Capturing Austin landmarks from an outside perspective, Gallery N and M.
N&M is the online outpost of Natasha Mylius, who earned a masters in painting in Russia before immigrating to the Red, White and Blue, eventually landing in Austin and developing a style of modern impressionism that captures iconic Texas landmarks as well as greatest hits from American pop culture, as opposed to Soviet Russia, where culture pops you. Available as unframed oils and much-cheaper prints, the vast selection includes the capitol-capturing Congress Avenue at Night, a vintage roadster parked in front of the Continental Club, an aerial view of the UT Tower, and the original Alamo Drafthouse on Colorado, which rose like a Phoenix from the ashes, then immediately demanded bottle service. Other TX wall-scapes cover Georgetown's Masonic Lounge, Wildfire Restaurant, and Main Street, twilight scenes of the Dallas skyline, and San Antonio staples like the Riverwalk and Tower of the Americas, a tribute to our greatest Gladiator since Turbo.
In addition to city scenes, Mylius also does portraits of actors and actresses (including a nude Marilyn Monroe), as well as musicians ranging from Willie to Lil' Wayne -- who also has a unique eye, marked by teardrop tattoos for all the people he's made Terminal.