“I stumbled upon painting at the age of seven, but instinctively knew that it would consume my life and define who I would become. Completely self-taught my journey began with watercolours, transforming the visual contemporary images surrounding my life into works of art, all finding their way to my pallet and the walls of many commercial and private institutions around the world.
As with all Journey’s the abstract nature of this path soon took hold and without guidance or persuasion I found myself moving in a completely different direction in a very short space of time. My love for expressionism and movement was hard to suppress. I eventually let my hand roam free, creating the many large works of colour, for which I am known today.
I consider myself an Abstract painter, but over the years I have done many contemporary paintings, still widely available in print through numerous publishers worldwide. I am considered to be one of Africa’s most published artists. Apart from the many unexpected walls that provide homes for my works, I have sold widely all over the world and done numerous corporate and private commissions, artworks for Hollywood and TV, greeting cards, hotels, airport lounges and boardrooms. I attend several large international art fairs a year in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, London, Dubai, Paris.
My career did not begin with art, but instead I hold an international Grande Diploma in Cordon Bleu cookery form the Prestigious Silwood Kitchens in Rondebosch, South Africa. I worked as a cookery editor for many years before swapping my spatula for a paint brush. My first book, “The Culinary Adventures of a travelling Cook” is the journey of my art & food, and the canvas that brought them together.
Today I keep a studio in Ballito South Africa, my home, where I spend a great deal of my day, doing what I love most, painting. For fun I like marathon running and baking, and my favourite possessions in the world are my three feral cats.”
Natasha’s work can be seen in a shared space with other creatives and products. Our photos of her work reflect her florals. For those who are interested in other types of her work, such as her abstracts, or to meet her in her studio, please call her to arrange and she will assist if possible.
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