I'm Natasha Newton, an artist and illustrator living and working in the beautiful coastal county of Suffolk in England. I also spend a few months of the year in Paris, dividing my time between the two places.
Through my art I explore a love of nature and astronomy. My paintings frequently feature birds, trees, starry night skies and mountainous winter landscapes. The colour palette is predominantly muted with an occasional hint of bright colour here and there, and if you look closely you'll often find areas of fine detail and decorative pattern. I also love the strong graphic quality of black and white, and create many monochromatic works on paper, canvas and wood. I'm influenced by mid-century art and design, and I believe that less is most definitely more.
I have exhibited with many galleries throughout the UK, and my 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. I'm currently showing work on a permanent basis with the Serena Hall Gallery in Southwold, Suffolk and Snape Maltings Gallery, Suffolk, as well as taking part in exhibitions, group and solo shows, at various other galleries across the UK and abroad.
In recent years my work has gained an international following and now sells to collectors all over the world. I also receive regular commissions from both private and business clients, including CD cover artwork, book covers and business logos, alongside painting commissions. In 2010 my paintings were used by the book publishing company Random House as the cover artwork for a series of five books by the author Jorge Bucay. Selected designs are also used by Moo Print Ltd.
My work has been featured in the local and national press, and on many websites and design blogs including Design*Sponge, Homes & Gardens, Resurgence & Ecologist, UK Handmade, Apartment Therapy, sfgirlbybay, Pikaland, Illustration Friday, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Etsy, Dearest Nature, and Design Is Mine, to name just a few. A collection of my painted stones were featured in the March 2012 issue of Homes and Gardens magazine in the UK.
Numerous paintings and illustrations are now in private collections in the UK and abroad, including USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Cyprus, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, and Dubai.
"Sometimes, the art speaks for itself, and these stunning works are screaming at the top of their metaphorical lungs. A virtual protégé of the macabre influence of Edward Gorey and the gentle childlike influence of Where The Wild Things Are illustrator Maurice Sendak." - Moo Print Ltd.