Natalie was born in Los Angeles in 1987, where she currently lives and works. She taught herself to paint with watercolors when she was 14, with the help of a tall stack of library books. A few years later she was inspired by the depth and richness of oil and started her art education at Mission: Renaissance in Pasadena, where she learned traditional methods of drawing and oil painting. She paints for the joy of creating and because she loves to put more beauty into the world. She enjoys doing something that enhances the lives of others and gives them a break from day-to-day life. She focus is currently on mastering the portrait and human figure. She has continued her education with such luminaries as Joseph Todorovitch, Richard Morris, and Glen Orbik.
Her inspiration comes from nature–the beautiful curves and rhythms of trees, fields, shadows… It comes from traveling to a new place, a song, a museum visit, and most often from things and people she sees in daily living. The artists that inspire her the most are William Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent, J.W. Waterhouse, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and Jean-Leon Gerome.
She paints original works of art and commissions upon request. You can see her work at www.natalielundeen.com.