In my quest to make my blog a bit more varied and interesting for you all I have decided (as you might already know) to write a feature each week on an artists whose work I really like. This week it is the turn of the talented Natasha Newton, a professional artist and illustrator living and working in Suffolk, England and Paris, France.
She has exhibited with many galleries throughout the UK, and her work has been selected several times for major shows in London, including winning an award at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition. She is currently showing work on a permanent basis with the Serena Hall Gallery in Southwold, Suffolk, Snape Maltings Gallery, Suffolk, and McAllister Thomas Fine Art of Godalming, Surrey.
Her inspirations and influences are wide and varied, but her recent work centres around her love of nature, birds, and a deep fascination with the moon and the stars. Her artwork - once described as 'simultaneously charming and edgy' - often has a slightly surreal or dream-like quality, and has been compared to the work of artists such as Charley Harper, Maurice Sendak and Edward Gorey, among others. I just love the muted colour pallette that continues effortlessly throughout her work, and her images are so dreamlike in style.
You can catch up with her on her blog here and also browse through her portfolio and older work on her website here