Natalie started painting professionally shortly after moving to Shropshire in 2003, following her earlier formal training in fine art and later, stage and set design.
She began working on a series of intricate flower and bird portraits, which have been heavily influenced by Georgia O’Keefe, Karl Blossfeldt and early 17th century Dutch painters such as Ambrosius Bosschaert.
Natalie has had several well received exhibitions throughout Great Britain, for example; the Judith Blacklock Gallery in Knightsbridge, several Cork Street galleries in London, Birmingham City Art Gallery and the Royal Academy.
The flower or bird itself is just the starting point for an abstract study of transparency, colour and form. The effects of sunlight and shadows are having an increasing effect on my work; the subtlety of colours becomes a unique moment in time. Each subject is so different, offering delicacy and detail but at the same time strength and vitality. It is these differences that fascinate me and I try to capture that essence in my work.
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Giclée Prints are available from The ArtCircus Print Gallery