Natalie Bennett Art
Natalie Bennett Art

About Natalie

Statement

My fascination with the human mind, body and spirit feeds my passion to portray both inner and outer beauty.

The simplicity and enchantment of both face and figure are a delight in themselves, the mind with its unfathomable depths, sometimes obvious to read and at others, totally masked.
When witnessing that fleeting glance or gesture, often directed towards another, the viewer becomes a voyeur and thus pulled into the scene around them.

It is these intimate moments that I am drawn to capture. An interesting backdrop, costume or atmosphere gives the viewer a chance to create a story for themselves about what may have just occurred or what is about to happen… Or perhaps just what is occurring right then and there, in that moment.

For me variety IS the spice of life and so although working predominantly in oils I do from time to time like to dabble…some mixed media…a little mono printing… pen and ink… charcoal… clay… mmmmmmmm!

Bio

Born in Sussex, May 1968, the middle of three girls and a classic Chinese Monkey. Natalie was a high spirited, independent happy child,fortunate to live in the countryside which inspired her love of nature and fulfilled her need for space and tranquility.

Having enjoyed a carefree school life Natalie was given a place at Birmingham Polytechnic to study Art and Design. On completion of her studies she felt free to satisfy her longing to travel and so left for France with two friends and a Volvo.

Several years, countries, and jobs later Natalie realised her desire to pursue her studies. She enrolled in a degree course specialising in Fine Art with Education at Christchurch College Canterbury, which enabled her to become a teacher of Art and Drama, graduating in the Summer of 1994. Having fulfilled her passion to inspire others through her teaching in 2015 Natalie decided to change her path, follow her heart and focus her time on a career in Fine Art.

She had been lucky enough to have taught in such a wide range of schools and places and even realising a childhood dream of travelling to Kenya and experiencing some teaching in the schools there, actually in the same region that her Grandfather had started his farm with his brothers at the turn of the century!

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

nataliebennettartist@gmail.com