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Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m a Brisbane Australia based artist who creates colorful and painterly oil paintings. My passion for oil painting started when I lived in Colorado and immersed myself in the Denver art community learning to paint oils in the "Alla Prima" (direct painting) style. I love the buttery texture of oils and enjoy the process of mixing colours in this tactile medium. Painting wet on wet is how I produce fresh, loose and visible brush strokes that give my paintings a playful energy.
I enjoy transforming simple life subjects into colourful scenes that are bright and happy and capture on canvas the often missed beauty around us. Taking a simple object like a piece of fruit, a flower or a tea cup, and transforming it into a beautiful and interesting vignette with only oil paints feels like my very own superpower. Since returning to Australia the native flora and fauna of my homeland has been inspiring my work. I enjoy creating large expressive florals, light infused still life scenes and loose painterly landscapes.
I teach a weekly class in my local community which is the highlight of my week. I absolutely love to see my student’s confidence grow while they learn and have fun painting in my classes. I believe anyone can paint, and everyone has their own unique style waiting to be expressed on a canvas. I am thrilled to be able to share my joy of painting with you now through Kara Bullocks’s online school.