Natalia Elerdashvili was born in the family of hereditary geologists and since her childhood has been dreaming to dedicate her life to this science. In 1971, willing to continue family tradition, Natalia enters the Faculty of Geology of the Georgian Technical University. Passion for graphic arts has come around suddenly, the ‘Godfather’ became the Russian famous actor Vitali Doronin who while visiting Elerdasvili’s family presented to little Natalia a set of pastels. The first drawings performed in pastels were highly valued by Georgian well-known artists such as Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili. While continuing her studies at the Faculty of Geology, Natalia attends Georgian Academy of Arts and is keen on portrait graphic arts.